The Real Deal Miami

1st United gives land to Habitat for Humanity

December 14, 2010 01:38PM

Habitat for Humanity of Broward County received a donation of five parcels of land in Fort Lauderdale from Boca Raton-based 1st United Bank. The land will serve as the future location for several brand new Habitat homes, which will be built in partnership with low-income families in need of affordable housing. “Quality land is increasingly difficult to come by in Broward County, so this donation will have a significant impact on our ability to provide additional families with a safe, decent place to call home,” said Jason Crush, executive director of Habitat Broward. To date, Habitat Broward has built more than 300 new homes in Broward County, with the help of volunteer labor, financial sponsorships and donated materials. In addition, Habitat recently began buying and rehabilitating foreclosed and abandoned homes through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which will allow it to increase the number of families it serves while revitalizing neighborhoods that have been hit by the foreclosure crisis. TRD