Entries by Habitat Hillsborough Editorial Team

Habitat Hillsborough and Bank of America Officially “Raise the Roof” on Second Veterans Build Home

TAMPA, Fla., November 5, 2019 – For the second consecutive year, Bank of America is affirming its support for Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County’s Veterans Initiative program with a $25,000 grant that will assist the nonprofit in serving local veterans with affordable homeownership, home repairs and volunteer opportunities. As Habitat’s Veterans Initiative program partner, […]

Sponsors host Wounded Warriors at Habitat Hillsborough’s fishing tournament

In addition to the fantastic success of our first annual Veterans Build Inshore Fishing Slam Tournament, we were honored to have treated eight Wounded Warrior veterans to a day out on the water, thanks to the generosity of two of our Veterans Initiative sponsors, American Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. and Aleman Construction Services. Each […]

Habitat Board Chair Completes Harvard Nonprofit Leadership Program

Our Board Chairman recently completed Harvard Business School’s “Governing for Nonprofit Excellence” program to bring world-class nonprofit governing practices to Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County, Florida. After serving as a Board member for the past five years, Mark Zdrojewski began serving as Board Chair for the 2019-2020 fiscal year on July 1st. He replaces Habitat Hillsborough’s Emeritus […]

Pineywoods Realty Golf Tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County

TAMPA, FL, September 24, 2019  – For the second consecutive year, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County has been named the beneficiary of the October 18th Pineywoods Realty Golf Tournament with 100% of proceeds to be donated to the nonprofit’s affordable home building program for local, low-income families. Sponsored by the Pineywoods Realty, the tournament will […]

Habitat Hillsborough Hosts Affordable Homeownership Opportunities and Resource Event for Veterans

If you are a military veteran in need of affordable homeownership, please join us for an informative event about opportunities and resources available in our community specifically for veterans presented by several affordable housing leaders including Habitat Hillsborough, Bank of America, Operation Hope, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay and Tampa Housing Authority. Saturday, October 26, 2019 […]

Raising the roof on the first of two Habitat-Thrivent Faith Build homes

As the sun rose early Saturday morning there was a glow of a different kind on the build site as 20 volunteers arrived to kick off the start of the annual Habitat Hillsborough / Thrivent Faith Build. Excited to be part of this annual faith community event, these enthusiastic volunteers quickly went to work to […]

Publix contributes $55,000 to build Habitat Hillsborough home for Tampa family of four

TAMPA, FL (August 29, 2019) – Thanks to a generous donation from Publix Super Markets Charities, the dream of homeownership has come true for a Tampa mother and her three children, who received the key to their recently completed Habitat for Humanity home at a dedication ceremony Thursday morning. Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) contributed […]

Habitat breaks ground on its Faith Build for two homes

TAMPA, FL – August 1, 2019 – Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County kicked off its annual 10-week “Faith Build” event this morning when representatives from Thrivent Financial and eight local faith congregations used their gold shovels to turn the dirt for the symbolic start of home construction in the USF community development area for […]

Habitat Hillsborough Global Village team builds “Lego-like” house from recycled plastic bricks

Building a home is always an adventure for our Habitat volunteers, but for the team of 12 Habitat Hillsborough volunteers who flew to the Dominican Republic on July 13 to participate in a Habitat Global Village home build, it is feeling a little like child’s play.  That’s because this Global Village build is a pilot […]

Affordable Homeownership is Key to Stability for County Residents and Our Local Communities

By Tina Swain, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Hillsborough County residents are struggling to cope with the high cost of housing.  More than 200,000 or 41% of households in the County are paying more than 30% of their income for housing and more than 100,000 households are paying in excess of 50% of […]