POMPANO BEACH, FL – Habitat for Humanity of Broward, the City of Pompano Beach and home sponsors Burdette Beckmann Inc., Robert Taylor Jr. Family, The Fountainhead and TIAA Bank celebrated the dedication of four new affordable homes on Saturday, June 18th at NW 27th Avenue, in the Collier City revitalization community in Pompano Beach ahead of Juneteenth and Father’s Day festivities during National Homeownership Month.
New Habitat homeowner, Willie Fletcher reflects on how important this milestone is for him and his family especially on the eve of Juneteenth and Father’s Day. When asked what he is looking forward to the most Fletcher said, “to wake up every single day in our own home and realize our dream came true and to feel just how truly blessed we are.” The dad of one, to Kiara who is eight, thanked the City and his home sponsor Robert Taylor Jr. Family and Burdette Beckmann, Inc. for making the day possible.
“Millard Fuller once said, ‘for a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other. That’s what this community proves today, which is particularly important this weekend as we celebrate Juneteenth,” said Nancy Robin CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “We are revitalizing this community together – corporate, government, and nonprofit partners are changing this community’s future and the lives of all those who call it home.”
Mayor of Pompano Beach, Rex Hardin and Cyndy Floyd, Pompano Beach City Commissioner joined the new homeowners to celebrate along with Habitat home sponsors, board members, family, and friends.
The four homes are part of an innovative 12 home partnership between Habitat, the CRA and the City to revitalize Collier City, remove blighted vacant lots, reduce crime, and deliver an affordable home ownership opportunity to the community. Nine of the 12 lots were deeded to Habitat by the CRA for the construction of affordable single-family homes. Habitat purchased three other lots privately.
The new homes and various improvements to the Collier City neighborhood are the result of a master plan for the revitalization of the area initiated by the CRA. City improvements under the plan include infrastructure and streetscape improvements, street lighting upgrades, landscaping, and the building of a new Broward Sheriff’s Office substation at the Southwest corner of NW 27th Avenue and NW 4th Court.
About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.