Manatee Habitat’s Poling Gardens Project Receives Final Approval from Manatee County Commissioners
Bradenton, December 2019 – Manatee County Habitat for Humanity’s fourth subdivision, Poling Gardens, received approval from the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners on December 5. Poling Gardens is named after the original farm owner’s family and joins Village of the Palms, Washington Park and Hope Landing as the latest subdivision created by Manatee Habitat since it was founded in 1994.
Located in the Samoset Neighborhood, this 3-acre subdivision will consist of 16 single-story homes for first time home buyers who have completed Habitat’s home ownership financial literacy and education courses and will contribute between three and four hundred hours of “sweat equity” prior to purchasing the homes with an interest free loan. Poling Gardens will begin construction in 2020.
“We are grateful for the approval from our County Commissioners and excited to begin another community project that provides environmentally friendly, safe and affordable housing to local families,” said Diana Shoemaker, Manatee Habitat CEO.
For 25 years Manatee County Habitat for Humanity has been partnering with the community to provide safe, affordable and sustainable housing to ensure families with children in Manatee County have a stable financial future.
To donate, volunteer, or learn more, visit manateehabitat.org
Photo: Local students Sara Ramirez, Christnoff Scarborough and Jordan Clark volunteer with Manatee Habitat
Photo credit Laura Coyle
About Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, volunteer-based organization with the mission to develop resources, educate and mobilize people to work alongside families in need, rehabilitating existing homes and building sustainable, affordable homes, thereby improving the quality of life in Manatee County. For more information visit manateehabitat.org