Despite the challenges of the past two years, Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County constructed 11 affordable homes in partnership with low-income families and repaired over 100 owner-occupied homes. This work was carried out largely without volunteers. In 2021, our affiliate re-opened our flagship ReStore, which experienced a devastating fire two years earlier. The beautifully remodeled store opened in July after being fully restocked with new and gently used furniture, appliances, fixtures, and household goods.
Other recent achievements include maintaining contact with volunteers despite the fact that Covid-19 necessitated the temporary cancellation of most volunteer activities, and resuming work on the 9th Seminole Ridge "Hawk Home." This three-bedroom, two-bath home is constructed by students enrolled in the Weitz Construction Academy at Seminole Ridge High School. This successful project produced one home per year until 2020 when work ceased due to the pandemic. Students returned to the school's indoor construction studio in September and completed the house, which has been transported to a building site in Belle Glade and will soon be dedicated to a single mom raising three children.
About Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, founded in 1986, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Each Habitat partner family is required to invest a minimum of 400 sweat equity hours of their own labor into the construction of homes before being eligible to purchase their home utilizing a 30-year, no-profit, no-interest loan. The affiliate's service area extends from Hypoluxo Road in the south to the Martin County line in the north and from Palm Beach to Lake Okeechobee.