Hobe Sound Community Chest donates $40,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hobe Sound Community Chest donates $40,000 to Habitat for Humanity


Stuart, Florida---Habitat for Humanity of Martin County received a donation of $40,000 to be used to purchase an abandoned home that will be rehabilitated for a family in Hobe Sound. The idea of rehabilitating homes that are dilapidated and in need of renovations is a driving force for Habitat and it’s green building practices. These monies help to increase the capacity of Habitat for Humanity of Martin County to place families in affordable housing throughout Martin County. To date Habitat has completed seventeen homes in the Banner Lake area of Hobe Sound.


“We thank the Hobe Sound Community Chest for its support of our organization and we continue to be grateful for their commitment to Habitat. They completely understand the need to eliminate poverty housing and making homeownership a matter of conscience. ” Says Jody Clifford, Director of Development


Martin County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with volunteers, families, and the community to transform lives and revitalize neighborhoods by enabling families in need to own an affordable home. Habitat is currently one of the only providers of homeownership opportunities to working families at 25%-50% median family income (approximately $14,000 - $34,000 for a family of four). Habitat for Humanity has a unique organizational philosophy that maximizes the transformative effects of building and buying a home in Martin County.


Homeownership through Habitat is a ‘hand up’ not a ‘hand out’. Completed homes are sold to pre-selected families who are required to complete 300 sweat equity/volunteer hours and pay an affordable, no-interest mortgage back to Martin County Habitat for Humanity giving them a profound sense of ownership. All Habitat homes are built by community volunteers, keeping costs low.

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