Orlando, FL (September 15, 2020) – Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County has been awarded $10,000 from State Farm to build affordable housing.
According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Central Florida is worst in the nation when it comes to finding an affordable place to live, especially for low-income households. One in three Central Florida families pay more than 30% of their income on housing, forcing them to choose between paying for basic necessities like nutritious food, health care or reliable transportation.
Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County is committed to mobilizing partners, volunteers and community to increase access to affordable housing for Central Florida residents. An affordable home means the difference between instability and opportunity. Affordable housing leads to stronger childhood development and higher education and creates the ability and financial flexibility for a family to make forward-looking choices to invest in their futures. Homeowners bring greater stability to a neighborhood and become more deeply ingrained into the fabric of a community.
“We are grateful to State Farm for their generosity and commitment to engage in Habitat’s mission to increase affordable housing in Central Florida,” shared Catherine Steck McManus, President and CEO of Habitat Orlando & Osceola. “Over the past 34 years, Habitat Orlando & Osceola has built, rehabbed and repaired more than 735 homes in Central Florida, made possible by outstanding community partners like State Farm.”
“State Farm is proud to partner with Habitat Orlando & Osceola to help build affordable homes for deserving families in the Central Florida area,” said Jose Soto, State Farm Corporate Responsibility Analyst. “We are committed to supporting the communities where we work and live.”
Contact: Lauren Delgado
Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County
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