Entries by Victoria Richards

My House

A Thanksgiving reflection by Kathy Brogli, VP of Homeowner Services Upon returning from the Thanksgiving holiday, a new Habitat homeowner texted me with a question and hopes that I had a blessed Thanksgiving. After answering his question, I conveyed my best wishes for him and his family that they had a good Thanksgiving, and I […]

We build homes, not houses.

November is a month of gratitude. It’s a time when we reflect on the families who became Habitat homeowners this year.  It’s also a time when we reflect on our community supporters whose partnership helped our local families achieve their dreams of having a home of their own. Whether you volunteer time to help us […]

Mattox family partners with Crown Castle to complete Home Preservation

On a recent warm weekend, the Mattox family partnered with Habitat Hillsborough and volunteers from Crown Castle to spruce up their home by landscaping, painting, and reconstructing their front porch.  Veola Mattox and her son Jacquari Mattox, residents of the Port Tampa community, contributed “sweat equity” as they partnered with volunteers from Crown Castle to […]

Paid In Full

On a recent warm evening, seven Habitat Hillsborough homeowners gathered to commemorate paying off their mortgages “in-full” with a “mortgage burning” ceremony.  The homeowners, having spent many years faithfully paying mortgage payments to Habitat Hillsborough now own their homes “free and clear”.  Congratulations!  Neighbors from the surrounding community and Habitat staff members congratulated the homeowners […]

A Case of “Habititis”

Remarks from Tina Swain, CEO Another Habitat Hillsborough fiscal year comes to an end.  I’ve been here for 3 ½ years now and still can’t believe it is real. With a background in accounting and a career as a Bank CFO, the shift to non-profit leadership was not anticipated.  As I sat in the Habitat […]

Volunteers Needed! Help us on Monday, August 7th!

We are excited to start a renovation project at our East ReStore! We will be expanding our retail space and creating a new storage area and break room area in the old Habitat Admin offices. We are looking for large volunteers groups on Monday, August 7th when the renovation is complete to help with re-configuring the new […]

The Difference Between Happiness and Joy

In June we celebrated with two Habitat home dedications with the last one being our 186th home! When I was preparing to speak at the dedication I reflected on the amazing story of the Jeon-Kim family.  I was reminded of a lesson about the difference between “happiness” and “joy”. Galations 5:22 tells us: “But the […]

Lowe’s Partners with Habitat Hillsborough on Women Build

This spring Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County hosted its first “Women Build” event. The eight-week construction event attracted 130 women volunteers from our community to come together to build a home for a Tampa mother of four, which will be completed in mid-June. As one of Habitat Hillsborough’s principal Women Build partners, Lowe’s home […]