Entries by Habitat Hillsborough Editorial Team

My Personal Feelings About Habitat for Humanity

Air Force veteran Vincent Smith is a Habitat Hillsborough homeowner who purchased his home last December, which was built during our 2019 Veterans Build.  Vincent works full time and is also the full time caregiver to his younger brother who is wheelchair bound due to severe illness. He recently wrote us this letter, which we […]

Habitat for Humanity to build three homes in Hillsborough County with assistance of Wells Fargo Foundation grant

TAMPA, FL (September 4, 2020) – Three Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County homes are currently under construction thanks to a partnership with Wells Fargo and Habitat for Humanity International that includes an $8 million donation. The funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation supports the construction and repairs of safe and affordable housing for limited-income families […]

Celebrating Our Habitat Hillsborough 2020 Volunteers of the Year

During the week of August 24th–29th, we are celebrating some of our most dedicated Habitat Hillsborough volunteers who went above and beyond in our 2019/2020 fiscal year. Please join us in thanking this year’s Volunteers of the Award recipients who will be individually spotlighted daily throughout the week on our Facebook and Instagram pages. “We […]

Habitat Hillsborough Wealth Gap Statement and the positive impact of affordable homeownership.

 Presented to the City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency by Habitat Hillsborough CEO Tina Swain In her book, “The Color of Money: Black Banks and The Racial Wealth Gap” author Mehrsa Baradaran suggests: “The wealth gap is where historic injustice breeds present suffering.” Indeed, we continue to see this in our own communities year after year.  […]

Six Hillsborough Vets Received New Roofs Through Owens Corning Program

Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County and the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project, six veteran homeowners were recipients of roof replacements during our 2019-2020 fiscal year, courtesy of the Owens Corning Foundation and five local Owens Corning Platinum Roofing Contractors who provided the labor. Of the 10 roofs replaced during this fiscal year […]

ACT NOW: Help us ensure housing stability in our community.

Dear Habitat Supporters, Negotiations are underway right now in Congress to provide additional relief to families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. By reaching out to your federal policymakers today, you can help ensure further relief for homeowners, renters, Habitat affiliates and the communities we serve. This week, the Senate released its priorities for […]

Congrats to our Kids’ Home Build design winners!

Congratulations to Ava Snyder, 10, and Collin Snyder, 9, winners of our Kids’ Model Home Build Competition! Named “Sweet Modern Living,”  Ava and Collin submitted their entry saying “this house represents modern living with a homey feel. Maybe this could be a house that Habitat for Humanity builds. Our mom and dad volunteered on a Habitat for Humanity house, […]