Habitat for Humanity of Martin County dedicates new home in Hobe Sound

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

HOBE SOUND, Fla., July 13, 2010 – Habitat for Humanity of Martin County (HFHMC) celebrated the construction of its 86th home at a dedication ceremony on June 24 in the Banner Lake community of Hobe Sound. The new homeowners, Gilbert and Alisena Payoute, thanked all those who worked so hard to help them reach this goal.


The Hobe Sound Community Chest sponsored the home construction, and board member Jennifer Ferrari, also executive director of the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce, presented the Payoute family with the key to their new home. Margot Graff, HFHMC executive director, explained to dedication attendees that the Payoute family had contributed 300 sweat equity hours working on their home and the homes of others as a requirement for becoming Habitat homeowners. At the end of the ceremony, the Payoute family invited supporters inside for a tour of the home and refreshments.


Through the donations of funds, materials and volunteer labor, HFHMC was able to build the home and sell it at an affordable price. The Payoute family purchased the home with a no-profit loan and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat homes.


“We are so pleased to present Gilbert and Alisena with the keys to their new home,” said Graff. “We would also like to thank all the volunteers who generously donated their time to help make this house a home, as well as the Hobe Sound Community Chest. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our community.”


To support an upcoming build or to learn more about Habitat homeownership, visit HabitatMartin.org or call (772) 223-9940.


About Habitat for Humanity of Martin County

Habitat for Humanity of Martin County is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization that extends the opportunity to purchase simple, decent, affordable homes to local families who would not otherwise have that chance. The three key criteria necessary in order to make homeownership a reality for families include the need for shelter, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. For more information, visit HabitatMartin.org or call (772) 223-9940.

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