Wanted: crew leaders | Prep yard for spring | Blitz in photos
Wanted: crew leaders | Prep yard for spring | Blitz in photos
 March 2023                                                                                                 Donate now
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Women building strong communities

All month long, we are celebrating Women Build, an annual movement of women building, investing, and advocating for quality, affordable housing in our community. 
For us, Women Build has always been about women empowering women to help families build strength, stability, and independence.
Thank you to all of the partners who are helping us in our mission to remove barriers to affordable homeownership and create a world in which everyone can have a safe and comfortable place to live.

Thanks to our Women Build partners

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Just like that, Fatima's home is complete!

Look back on how Park Square Homes built her home in 5 days

Thank you!

Park Square Blitz wouldn't have been possible without the incredible generosity of our builder, Park Square Homes, and their 29 vendors and subcontractors. We're so grateful to you for partnering with us on your ninth home!

Want to help us on our construction site?

We're looking for crew leaders who can lead small groups

Crew Leaders are essential to keeping our volunteer build days running smoothly and safely. These special volunteers come out to the build site regularly to guide less-experienced volunteers. It’s a modest monthly commitment, and you’ll receive training. Join us for one of our virtual orientations to learn more!
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Calling all golfers!

Join us as we gather for an exciting day of golf, camaraderie, prizes, food, and drinks in support of our work at the inaugural Homes Fore All Golf Tournament on May 8 at Shingle Creek Golf Club. Funds raised will help families in our community purchase safe and affordable homes.
We have limited corporate sponsorships, foursomes, and single spots available!
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Already prepping for hurricane season

We partnered with State Farm & Valencia College to pass out disaster preparedness buckets in Osceola County

There was a large turnout for the 5-gallon bucket distribution at Osceola County Housing & Community Services on Feb. 23. Alongside the buckets, information on evacuation, communication, and preparedness plans was provided.
Our heartfelt thanks to State Farm for the event support and for the $20,000 grant to help better prepare Central Floridians for the upcoming hurricane season, which starts on June 1.
Get hurricane preparedness checklist

Round up for Habitat

Now through March 31, every purchase you round up on Walmart.com or the Walmart app will be matched 2:1 during their Million Dollar March Round Up campaign.
Check out our profile and select Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando and Osceola County as your designated charity to make an impact while you shop!
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Busy on the build site

Thank you to our February Team Build corporate sponsors Liberty Mutual, Greystar, Woods, Ravago, and Frank Gay who came out to hang siding, paint, do drywall work, and more. We appreciate your donation of time, talent, and treasure! 
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Homeownership Tips

From the experts in our Program Services and Construction departments

Prep your yard for the growing season

As we enter another spring in Florida, you may notice that your plants are ready for a little TLC after being dormant for the winter. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather to do some extra maintenance on your landscaping will make for a happy yard. 
  • Tune up your lawn mower: When was the last time you changed the air filter or oil? Just like a car, lawnmowers need regular maintenance to keep them operating. 
  • Fertilize: If you own a Habitat home, you likely have Florida-friendly Bahia grass in your yard. While it doesn’t require the extensive amount of watering that St. Augustine does, it will benefit from a treatment of fertilizer in early April. Be sure to look for a fertilizer brand that is formulated for Bahia grass.
  • Prune: Finally, check on any shrubs and small trees you have in your yard. Many varieties benefit from light pruning in the spring, once any danger of frost has passed, so they can have healthy growth during the spring and summer months. Be sure to trim away any dead growth from the freezes we had during the winter to help this process.

    Check out the University of Florida’s Extension Service website for tips on keeping a happy lawn, gardening ideas, and what grows best in Central Florida.

Simple budget-friendly ways to improve your home 

Have you ever found yourself watching HGTV and thinking you would never have enough money for a home makeover? Being a homeowner myself with a family of 5 and on a strict budget, I have found easy and enjoyable ways to update my space. 

Fatima’s 3 tips to update your space on a budget:

1. Shop resale

We’ve all heard the phrase, “One man's trash is another man’s treasure.” Don’t be afraid to purchase an item that someone once owned. Check out places like Facebook Marketplace, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. You can take an old item and make it look brand new with a little bit of elbow grease and some paint.

2. Repaint

Paint goes a long way! Painting your cabinets, walls, or furniture can change the look and vibe of your home. You can go from shabby to chic or modern to farmhouse with just a coat of paint. Before you settle on a color, get a few samples and do a test section to figure out what best fits your aesthetic. 

3. Replace hardware

Upgrading your faucets, doorknobs, shower heads, and cabinet handles can elevate the look of your home without the cost of a full remodel.

How to store your important documents

Natural disasters are unpredictable, but you can be prepared to ensure your important documents are safe and secure. Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, consider investing in a fireproof, water-resistant, portable storage container that you can grab quickly in the event of an emergency. 
Documents that should be securely stored:
  1. Birth certificates and social security cards
  2. Retirement policy
  3. Passports
  4. Wills
  5. Property deed and car titles
  6. Insurance policy
  7. Medical documents
  8. Marriage, death and divorce certificates

We're seeking land 

Land is a critical need for us. Selling your unwanted land will help us continue our mission to build energy-efficient homes with affordable mortgages. The land stays locally owned in the neighborhood you love and gives hardworking Central Florida families a foundation to build their futures.
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Sponsor Spotlight: 

FAIRWINDS Foundation

On March 7, we were honored to attend the 2023 FAIRWINDS Foundation Grant Reception alongside other incredible organizations in our community.
We are so thankful for FAIRWINDS Foundation and their outstanding support of our Financial Education Program! Their support will go a long way in advancing economic security for Central Florida families so they can build lives filled with new possibilities.

We're platinum again! 

We earned our 2023 platinum transparency seal with Candid

We are excited to share the work our nonprofit does through our Nonprofit Profile. Learn how you can support us and make a difference!
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