Pinellas Elected Officials Give Back to Community with Habitat for Humanity
25 Pinellas County elected officials will participate in a build day and affordable housing discussion at the affiliate's 800th home build in Lealman.
St. Petersburg, FL – On February 3rd, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties will host a volunteer build day exclusively for local elected officials. Exhibiting that affordable housing is a nonpartisan issue; twenty five elected officials from across the county are volunteering at Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco 800th home build, located in Lealman.
WHEN: February 3rd, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The build day will be followed by an affordable housing discussion. Topics will include the multitude of diverse interventions, policy solutions and funding approaches to the affordable housing continuum.
Over the last 12 months, Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco completed more new homes than any other affiliate in the country - earning a ranking of #1 producing affiliate in the network. This March, the affiliate will celebrate its 800th Home Milestone. On Friday, elected officials will meet the homeowner, Brianna Clayton and support her journey towards affordable homeownership by putting in sweat equity on her home.
Elected Officials confirmed to attend are as follows:
• Palm Harbor Fire Commissioner Casey Cane
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and West Pasco Counties
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has served nearly 800 homeowner partners since 1985. Over the last 12 months, Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco completed more new homes than any other affiliate in the country - earning a ranking of #1 producing affiliate in the network. This March, the affiliate will celebrate its 800th Home Milestone. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the energy efficient homes, and candidates purchase the home with a 0% interest mortgage upon completing the program. 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 complete a robust homebuyer education curriculum and invest 350 to 450 “sweat equity” hours. 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.