First Responder Welcomed Home in Habitat Broward’s Collier City Revitalization Community in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (July 23, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward celebrated the dedication of The Miranda Family’s new affordable home, on Saturday, July 23, at Northwest 27th Avenue, in the Collier City revitalization community in Pompano Beach.

Tanisia Miranda is a devoted mother of three, who worked hard to become the first person in her family to own a home. As a payroll clerk for the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department and a part-time park ranger for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, she is dedicated to her career, while providing a better life for her children.

“We recognize that affordable housing is critical to put individuals and families on a path toward long-term stability and success,” said Lori Chevy, president, Bank of America Fort Lauderdale. “For three decades, Bank of America has partnered with Habitat for Humanity across the country in support of our shared goal to build thriving communities through the power of homeownership. Congratulations, Miranda family!”

When asked what homeownership means to her, Miranda said words can’t come close to expressing her gratitude and excitement. “This means the world to us. It makes all those long nights, sometimes working 14 days straight, worth it. There was a purpose for it all and it came in God’s grace and his time.”

Mayor of Pompano Beach, Rex Hardin and Cyndy Floyd, Pompano Beach City Commissioner joined the new homeowners to celebrate along with Habitat Broward home sponsors, board members, family, and friends.

“This day wouldn’t be possible without a lot of partners, from the City of Pompano Beach and our truly incredible and giving volunteers to our amazing Family Home Sponsor, Bank of America,” said Lily Pardo, Habitat Broward Board Chair. “I’d also like to recognize our generous House Foundation Sponsor, The Larson Family and to the United Way of Broward County’s Housing United program for down payment assistance.”

The new home is part of an innovative 12 home partnership between Habitat Broward, private funders, the City of Pompano Beach, and its CRA to revitalize Collier City, remove blighted vacant lots, reduce crime, and deliver an affordable home ownership opportunity to the community.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward

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 families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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