Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County Breaks Ground On 6-Lot Transformation in Dansville, Largo
Largo, FL – On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, sponsors and elected officials will come together to celebrate the groundbreaking of six homes in the Dansville neighborhood of Largo. This new development will provide six more Pinellas County families the opportunity to live and thrive in their safe and secure homes alongside 14 additional Habitat homes in the neighborhood.
As part of an ongoing effort to bring housing to Pinellas County’s working-class neighborhoods, Habitat Pinellas is working with Pinellas County officials and community partners to build the six single family homes in Dansville.
“Habitat Pinellas has enjoyed a long relationship with Pinellas County officials,” said Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. “This partnership has allowed our organization to collaborate with sponsors and the community to redevelop the Dansville and Ridgecrest areas of Largo.”
Sponsor support from Bankers Financial, Hooter’s, Kane’s Furniture, MaintenX, MarineMax and Raymond James will provide funding and construction volunteers for the six homes being constructed in the Dansville neighborhood of Largo.
WHAT: Groundbreaking for a six lot transformation in Dansville neighborhood of Largo
WHO: Executives from each of the sponsor companies/organizations and several of the Habitat soon-to-be homeowner families will be present for the groundbreaking ceremony.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 4:00 PM
WHERE: 13303 Oak Street, Largo, FL 33744
Media are invited to attend. Please contact Morgan Brochetti, Marketing and Communications Manager at email@example.com for additional questions/info.
About Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has constructed over 500 homes for struggling families in Pinellas County, using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat Pinellas homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. For Pinellas County, that translates to as little as $27,000 a year for a family of four. Candidates must also demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat Pinellas to invest 350 to 450 sweat equity hours. Mortgage monies are used to build even more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that home ownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, Habitat Pinellas raises funds through their ReStore, a home improvement outlet where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, contact 727-536-4755 or visit www.habitatpinellas.org.