New Homeowner Day | Budgeting tips | Hurricane season prep
New Homeowner Day | Budgeting tips | Hurricane season prep
May 2, 2024                                                                                              Donate now

Meet Nikita: Mom built career in medical field to provide foundation for purchase of Habitat home 

Nikita is working her way through her list of life goals. Go back to school? Check. Get on a successful career path? Check. Purchase a home? That’s where Habitat Orlando & Osceola comes in. 

Nikita said purchasing her Habitat home with an affordable mortgage will free her from constantly rising rents and give her daughter a stable place to call home.

“I'm looking forward to her just having a stable place that she can grow up in, and when she goes off to college she'd come home to that same place … Just knowing that ... it’s just the best thing.”

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Thanks to Publix Super Markets Charities for sponsoring Nikita's home

Thanks to Publix's generous support, Nikita will purchase a new home with an affordable mortgage, opening the door to many new opportunities for her family. Thanks for helping us #FaceTheHousingCrisis!

Let us help you prepare for hurricane season!

Join us Wednesday & get a chance to win a disaster kit

The countdown is on: Hurricane season starts on June 1. Now is the time to prepare! Register now for our Hurricane Preparedness Information Session on Wednesday, May 8, at 10 a.m. during National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
The session will cover an array of hurricane prep resources from local subject experts, including officials from City of Orlando's Emergency Management department. By attending, you'll also be entered into drawings to win a disaster kit worth $300 including a weather radio, 16-foot by 20-foot tarp, solar power bank and solar fan! The session is free but spots are limited. Please register today!
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Upcoming free classes

Habitat U classes and HUD First-time Homebuyer Workshops are free and open to the public (you don't need to be a Habitat homeowner!) but space is limited, so please reserve your space today.

Many of this quarter's classes are virtual for your convenience!
Community Engagement (virtual)
Wednesday, May 22, 6 p.m.
Financial Literacy: Savings (virtual)
Wednesday, May 29, 6 p.m.

Thank you to our April corporate volunteers!

We want to give a huge shoutout to our corporate volunteers who helped one of our new Habitat homes in Holden Heights take shape last month.
Volunteers from V 3 Capital Group, Austin Commerical, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Orlando Health, Paverscape, Publix and Bank of America hammered, drilled and caulked the home inside and out.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to help us Face The Housing Crisis™!
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Homeownership Tips

From the experts in our Program Services and Construction departments

Tips to help reach your saving & budgeting goals

Embracing the art of saving and budgeting isn’t just about restricting yourself; it’s about empowering yourself to achieve financial freedom and security. Start small, stay consistent, and watch your financial future flourish.

1. Set clear goals:
Define your short-term and long-term financial objectives. Whether it’s building an emergency fund, saving for a dream vacation or planning for retirement, having clear goals helps you stay focused and motivated.

2. Automate savings:
Take advantage of technology by setting up automatic transfers to your savings account. This ensures that a portion of your income goes directly into savings before you have a chance to spend it.
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Celebrating New Homeowner Day!

What better way to celebrate New Homeowner Day (May 1) than to highlight a few of our newest Habitat homeowners!
Jonwan & Kumarie, Vivian & Mark, and Willie all recently closed on the purchase of their brand new, affordable Habitat homes.
"Home is where the heart is," Vivian said. "It is a haven from the world, a safe place to be in which a family can thrive for generations to come."
All three families are happy to be free from rising rents and to have a place of their own to call home.
If you want to join them, applications for our homeownership program are now open!
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Looking for resources?

🏠 Homeownership Program applications are open for new construction homes just minutes from downtown Orlando. Learn more >
🤝 HUD Housing Counseling offers free 1:1 sessions with housing advisors and First-time Homebuyer Workshops to those looking to buy or preserve a home. Learn more >
🌀 Habitat Inspects Program offers free wind mitigation and 4-point inspection vouchers that could help reduce home insurance costs, and uncover home maintenance issues. Learn more > 
🔨 St. Cloud Roof Replacement Program is now open in partnership with the City of St. Cloud. Learn more >
📙 Habitat U offers free classes on financial literacy, disaster preparedness, home maintenance, estate planning, and more. Learn more >

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