Our Story

Our Mission and Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to empower families who are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives through affordable home ownership.

Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. The idea that became Habitat for Humanity first grew from the fertile soil of Koinonia Farm, a small, interracial, Christian farming community founded in 1942 outside of Americus, Ga., by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan.

Habitat Broward was founded in June of 1983 as an independent affiliate. To date, we’ve served 612 hard-working families.

Timeline

1983
Habitat for Humanity of Broward is founded
1988
First home completed in Dania Beach
2000
Habitat ReStore opens
2003
Women Build program is founded
2005
22 home Harmony Village Community completed in Davie
2010
Completed first green certified home
2012
30 home Rock Island Oaks Community completed in Fort Lauderdale
2022
76 home A Rick Case Habitat Community to be completed in Pompano Beach

Our Key Initiatives are:

  • Empower partner families through education, resources and support to successfully achieve their personal, academic and professional goals
  • Teach the youth of future homeowner families the skills and attitudes needed to make better life choices and break the intergenerational cycle of renting
  • Increase awareness and educate the community regarding issues related to the affordable housing crisis and what they can do to help
  • Pursue green building certification for Habitat Broward homes in order to make our design more sustainable and eco-friendly
  • Revitalize and strengthen the community by building affordable workplace housing throughout Broward.

Habitat Broward is needed now more than ever, as our community is one of the most housing cost burdened areas in the nation.

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