|Four Habitat homes dedications will be celebrated on Thursday, December 22nd. |
Largo & St. Petersburg, FL – Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties will host four home dedication ceremonies this Thursday, December 22nd, just in time for the holiday season. These four families will be celebrating their achievement of the American Dream of homeownership. Earlier this week, the Craft and Monroe families celebrated with friends and family at their home dedications. India Craft, a single mom of three and pediatric dental hygienist, partnered with Habitat and Frenchy’s Restaurants to build her home. India explained the importance of this next chapter, “I can finally give my kids stability and a foundation that will last a lifetime.” Teracina Monroe grew up in a Habitat home, which was built and purchased by her mother. After living on her own, she was determined to become a member of the Habitat Homeowner Family for herself. At only twenty-one years old, Teracina just closed on a safe and affordable Habitat home of her own.
|Teracina Monroe celebrates a transformational life accomplishment: homeownership. She’s joined by her mother (a Habitat homeowner) and her grandmother.|
|FULL SCHEDULE – FOUR DEDICATIONS IN ONE DAY!Shaw Family DedicationSponsored by HSN CaresDecember 22nd | 9:00 AM12822 Jackson St., LargoFamily Bio: https://habitatpwp.org/homeowner-bio-the-shaw-family/ Masterton Home DedicationSponsored by Pinellas Community PartnershipsDecember 22nd | 9 AM12836 Jackson St., LargoFamily Bio: https://habitatpwp.org/homeowner-bio-the-masterton-family/ Brown Home DedicationSponsored by Republic Bank – ** Republic Bank has plans to surprise the family with a Christmas tree in their living room ahead of the dedication. *December 22nd | 12 PM2111 29th St. S., St. PetersburgFamily Bio: https://habitatpwp.org/homeowner-bio-the-brown-family-4/ Finnissee Home DedicationSponsored by Fishman Family Foundation & Investors TitleDecember 22nd | 1 PM3086 Melrose Ave. S., St. PetersburgFamily Bio: https://habitatpwp.org/homeowner-bio-the-finnissee-family/ Habitat Homeowner Candidates complete the required 32 homebuyer education classes as well as 350+ required sweat equity hours. They will purchase their respective homes with a zero-percent interest loan through Habitat, keeping their mortgage affordable. Media are invited to attend these events. Please contact Morgan Brochetti at (727) 512-3781 for more information.Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and West Pasco CountiesSince 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has served over 900 families and individuals through its new home buyer and neighborhood revitalization programs 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 homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. Candidates must demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat 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 homeownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, the affiliate raises funds through their ReStores; home improvement outlets where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, call (727) 536-4755 or visit www.habitatpwp.org.|