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.
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.
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!