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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Religion

Mission: MISSION STATEMENT Putting faith into action, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County promotes family stability by providing innovative and affordable housing solutions to qualified individuals and families. In partnership with our community, we work toward our ultimate goal of eliminating substandard housing throughout the county. VISION STATEMENT We believe that reducing the financial burden of housing promotes family stability which, in turn, leads to thriving, vibrant communities. To continue to create and retain affordable housing in Pinellas County, we will focus on diversifying the scope of our programs to include new and innovative construction and finance models. We are further committed to increasing our partnership initiatives with government and private resources to lead the effort to address the future housing, social and economic needs of our community.

Results: More than 250 homes constructed since 1985. After building 100 safe, affordable homes in 18 yearsI, we doubled capacity, building the next 100 in just 7 years. We are well on track to reach our 300th house in just 4 years.

Target demographics: Struggling, low-income households in our community needing permanent, affordable housing. Qualified home owner candidates make less than 80% of area median income.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 25 households.

Geographic areas served: Pinellas County, Florida

Programs: Affordable Home Ownership

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Karin A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My story is just simple and gratefulness of being able to rehab my bathroom that was constructed in 1948. I encountered GLENN. He remarked " I don't know I' m doing but I will do my best". He showed me lights, tile and other items needed for my needed bathroom project. I needed my bathroom to be handicap accessible also and also found for bar there too. Glenn never missed a beat to show this disable Gal where things where locate and to find someone load items in my vehicle. We need more people like Glenn that is going above and beyond his job. He is a "BOON" to your agency and what you provide to our community.
Thanks again, "Glenn" " May God Bless You ABOVE MEASURE."which you have done for this old Gal.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was brought up with a single parent who taught us to shop at GoodWill, Salvation Army to save money and etc.
As a young kid never thougth it was cool....until I became a parent myself and give back , repurpose all the time!
With all the non profits to shop and or give back I usually select your group of stores for the super customer service, and great deals too.
More than anything I really beleive in your mission short...Faith in Action!
Glenn keep up the great work with your team!
best,
jackson Hall

Client Served

Rating: 5

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is truly a blessing to us! Without the help of a few dedicated workers (to name our favorite, Glen at the Clearwater location) we would not be able to create the home we always wished for. We always get help quickly and have a great experience at the ReStore. There is a wide selection of great products that are waiting to be loved by its next owner. Thank you Glen from ReStore and everyone else for their dedication and hard work to keep an amazing store working seamlessly!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Worst experience, horrible customer service from the cashier, and merchandise is WAY over priced! I will NEVER go back there and I will definitely tell everyone I know NOT to go there!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a single mother with 2 children I never imagined being able to be a homeowner. I had a secure job, but with only one pay check Just taking care of rent and everything else left me living from check to check. When I heard what Habitat offered, A mortgage with payments as low as a rental apartment, How could I not try!! It was alot of weekends and sweat. It was worth every bit. I learned skills from experienced people, skills I will use around my own home. And helping others to their goal of home ownership was a wonderful feeling.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a woman, I was hesitant to volunteer for "construction" of a house, regardless of the cause. In talking with others, I was told that Habitat Pinellas understood that not all volunteers are experienced and that their house leaders were patient and able to teach novices (including me) how to be productive on the build site. Needless to say, I volunteered, and I am so very glad that I did! Our house leader just happened to be a female, so my comfort level grew almost immediately. I started out bending a lot of nails and was tentative in using a hammer. But before long, I was actually putting more nails in wood studs than not! I was even trained on the use of a "T-nailer" and got to use this tool extensively. But there was more to the adventure of volunteering than just the training and accomplishment of building a house for a struggling family. I met and worked alongside the homeowner candidate whose house we were building and got to learn about her, her family and her situation. It's amazing how close any of us could be to needing support and so comforting to know that an organization like Habitat exists to provide that support. I volunteered on this project several more times and got to know other volunteers and be a member of a really productive team. In just a few short weeks, the house had gone from a shell to complete. And I helped! But the most touching part of the project happened after the build was complete. I attended the dedication and, with tears in my eyes, hugged and congratulated by friend and new homeowner. What a marvelous expeerience! I highly recommend that everyone step out of their comfort zone and give volunteering for Habitat Pinellas a try. I believe you will find the experience well worth your time.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is staffed with caring, compassionate, and knowledgable individuals who give tirelessly of their time and talents to provide housing of the highest quality. They are a standout group in the housing industry and few come close to meeting their level of excellence.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Habitat Pinellas provides safe, affordable housing to hard working members of our community. Habitat does not "give" away houses. Homeowner candidates have to work at least 250 sweat equity hours on their home and the homes of others in addition to having solid employment and good credit in order to become eleigible for the program. Once through the program, the homeowner purchases the home with a zero percent mortage. Habitat Pinellas is a "happily ever after" non-profit and I am proud to be affiliated with them!

1 Gary22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved wirth Habitat-Pinellas for over 5 years. Through my eyes I have witnessed God's work in action on many occations. This organization is built with a team of winners. They are also "Pacesetters" in green building design. I work for Progress Energy, and can attest to Habitat-Pinellas being the first builder in our county to build 100 percent ENERGY STAR Homes. This is not easy as a third party must certify each home. This means the homeowner will enjoy low energy while living in thier home. Most of these families can't afford to waste money, and energy cost keep rising. I attend most every home dedication, and I'm very proud to be part of such a wonderful group of people. I give this group 5 stars, and there is no end in sight.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience with Habitat has far exceeded my expectations. The positive impact they have on families lives and the community is everlasting.