The Real Deal Miami

Home building down, but Habitat for Humanity thrives

July 27, 2010 09:45AM

The group is funded by donations and uses volunteer builders

Construction has largely ground to a halt in South Florida, but one
builder is staying strong. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, which
is one of the few builders that has not reduced production, is now one
of the top five home builders in Miami-Dade County, according to a
recent study by real estate consultancy Metrostudy. The Miami branch of
the organization, which is supported by volunteer builders and
donations, built and sold 79 homes in the 12-month period that ended in
June, fourth in the county. The top builder in Miami-Dade County in that
period was Terra Group, which constructed 116 new homes, followed by
Miami-based Lennar. [Miami
Herald]