On Friday, March 24, 2017, Secretary Ben Carson of United States Urban Housing and Development joined a determined group of our community supporters in a private community education and awareness celebration at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church to salute the launch of the largest Habitat for Humanity community ever built in Broward County, “A Rick Case Habitat Community.” Nationwide, the need for affordable housing remains critical, with 1 in 6 families paying more than 50% of their income on housing. Studies indicate that Broward County and the South Florida market rank #1 as the most cost burdened housing market in the nation.
Habitat for Humanity empowers families to build strength, stability and self-reliance through home ownership with decent, affordable housing. Habitat is a hand up, not a hand out. Today’s presentation focused on the efforts of Rick and Rita Case along with other donors to help build a Habitat community of 77 homes in Pompano Beach.
“We can’t thank Rita and Rick Case enough for their overwhelming support,” said Habitat Broward’s CEO & Executive Director Nancy Robin. It is expected that the construction process itself will inject over $13 million into the Broward County economy and the community will generate approximately $200,000 in property tax annually. For more information contact Sandra@npobroward.org or visit http://www.CCBroward.org.