Face The Housing Crisis | 4K+ volunteer hours | Prevent mold
Face The Housing Crisis | 4K+ volunteer hours | Prevent mold
    July 2023                                                                                                 Donate now

It's time to Face The Housing Crisis

We're launching a new initiative to address Central Florida’s housing crisis and forge a path toward prosperity

Together, we can tackle the root causes of the housing crisis by forming transformative multi-stakeholder partnerships equal to the task. Read more about this groundbreaking initiative and the Cornerstone Housing™ Framework on our website. Then, sign up to receive details about our launch event on Aug. 16.
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We're a best place to work — again!

Orlando Business Journal has named us one of the Best Places to Work (BPTW) in Central Florida for the second year in a row! Our organization is only as good as our employees - congrats to everyone!

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New program: Habitat Inspects

Sign up for our July 26 Disaster Preparedness/Home Insurance class

This new program provides tools and education on topics including home insurance and home inspections. Program participants may be able to reduce their home insurance costs, and uncover home maintenance issues and critical home preservation obstacles. You may be eligible to receive a free voucher for a wind mitigation inspection ($150 value)! 
1. Watch the video above to learn more.
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Upcoming free classes

Check out our schedule for July and August

Disaster Preparedness - Home Insurance Class (Orlando)

July 26 at 10 AM

Financial Literacy: Savings class (Orlando)

July 26 at 6 PM

First-Time Homebuyer Workshop (8-Hours) (Kissimmee)

Aug. 12 at 9 AM

Hurricane Preparedness Information Session (Kissimmee)

Aug. 19 at 10 AM

Youth Financial Literacy (Kissimmee)

Aug. 19 at 1 PM
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From the build site

Thank you for a great 2022-2023 season!

Thank you to the 783 volunteers who spent a cumulative 4,371 hours on the build site during our 2022-2023 Team Build season to help us build more affordable housing. We appreciate your donation of time, talent, and treasure! We're excited to debut our 2023-2024 season in September with a full roster of corporate groups!
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Homeownership Tips

From the experts in our Program Services and Construction departments

Prevent mold growth in your home

One of the most dreaded things a homeowner can find in their home is mold. The hot, humid weather of Florida in the summer provides the perfect breeding ground for mold in the trickiest of places if you aren’t careful, as it can grow anywhere that moisture in your home lingers. Following some simple housekeeping rules can prevent mold growth in your home, particularly during the humid season:
  • Don’t mess with your thermostat! I know it can be tempting to nudge up the temperature on your AC thermostat as a cost-saving measure, but your air conditioner is your first line of defense against moisture accumulating in your home. Keep your thermostat below 80 degrees and 50% humidity to best combat moisture levels.

  • For high-moisture spaces in your home, especially bathrooms and kitchen, run your exhaust fan when using sinks or the stove. If you can see condensation on your bathroom mirror or over your stove, run the fan until it’s gone. 

  • Be sure the areas surrounding exhaust fans or AC vents and returns are kept clear of clutter or obstructions to allow for proper air circulation around your home.

  • Consistently check for leaks in your roof, around windows and doors, and under your sinks. A persistent leak could quickly lead to mold growth and water damage to your home and furniture.

  • If you have a leak or flood, be sure to either dry out or remove impacted carpets or upholstery quickly to avoid mold growth.  

    For more information on keeping your home mold free and what to do if you find evidence of mold, visit this CDC page.

What leads to foreclosure & tips to prevent it

Foreclosure doesn’t happen after one missed payment. Your lender will do their due diligence to communicate the importance of paying your mortgage and offer you options to assist with delinquency.
If you continue to miss payments after 90 days, you will receive a demand letter asking for the amount owed to be paid in full. If you fail to pay after 120 days, the foreclosure process will commence.
We are dedicated to providing education and resource materials to the community to educate and prevent foreclosure. We have classes available to address budgeting, savings, and foreclosure prevention. Register for an upcoming class here.
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Supporter spotlight:

Florida Realtors®

Thank you Florida Realtors® Homeownership for All for your enduring partnership! Because of their caring, we can help essential workers and their families achieve real housing security.
Homeownership for All donates the proceeds from their "Support Homeownership for All" specialty license plates to help first responders, teachers, nurses, and others become first-time homebuyers.

Come work with us!

At Habitat Orlando & Osceola, we’re on a mission to build more than just homes. We’re building hope and community. If a career impacting lives for the better sounds like something for you, check out our open positions!
  • Builder - Residential Construction
  • Construction Site Foreperson
  • Land Planner
  • Lead Carpenter
  • Mortgage Services Administrative Assistant
  • Facilities Manager
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