Florida Hometown Title & Escrow 2020 Home Sponsorship

Help us build a Habitat Home!

Florida Hometown Title & Escrow is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Lee & Hendry Counties to build a new home in 2020. We are asking local businesses and individuals across Southwest Florida to join us in our fundraising and volunteer efforts to help provide a family with strength, stability, and shelter!

2019 Goal: Raise $50,000 to sponsor one home

2020 Goal: Raise the Walls

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Over the course of 2019 we will work with passionate community partners to raise $50,000 and sponsor the building of one new house from the ground up. Beginning in 2020, Florida Hometown Title and its partners will raise the walls, transforming raw materials into a home.

Every hand can make a difference. There are many ways you can participate:

  • Sponsor – Sponsorship opportunities are an easy way to engage your business in local, life-changing impact while receiving customized recognition benefits.
  • Lead a Team – Gather or friends or colleagues to set a goal, fundraise, and then volunteer. A simple and effective way to get involved!
  • Individual Donors – Every donation makes a difference, and no donation is too small.
  • Volunteer on the Jobsite – Volunteers perform many important tasks such as raising the walls, painting, flooring, landscaping, and more. No experience required! (Beginning 2020)

By recruiting, educating, and inspiring our community to build, we can create transformational change for a family in need of an affordable home.

Every donation builds a foundation for a stronger future

Ready to give? Click the “Donate Now” button below and make an instant gift to support this goal. Checks can also be made payable to:

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
1288 N. Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

*When donating, please include “Florida Hometown 2020” in the online comment box/check memo. This will ensure that your donation is applied to this fundraising goal*

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For more information, contact Sara Jordan at [email protected] or (239) 652-1695.

Meet our future homeowner: Jorge

Jorge is a single father to his thirteen-year-old son, Enrrique. A long-time Hendry County resident, Jorge works in the agriculture industry driving trucks for a local farm. Due to steadily increasing housing costs, he and Enrrique were forced to move into a low-income apartment complex where Jorge still spent more than 50% of his monthly income on rent. Often working more than 40 hours each week, he relied on family to help care for his son but faced many challenges due to the housing complex’s strict rules regarding visitors

Jorge knew that he wanted to provide a safe, stable home for his son as he grew up. He first applied for a Habitat home in early 2019 but did not initially qualify. Nevertheless, he continued meeting regularly with a Habitat housing counselor, building his credit, learning to manage his finances, and saving funds. After one year he reapplied and was selected for homeownership. 

Like all Habitat homeowners, Jorge will contribute 300 volunteer “sweat equity” hours, take 20+ hours of homeowner education workshops, and pay $1,700 in closing costs before purchasing a zero-percent interest mortgage with a monthly rate set at no more than 30% of his income.  

COVID-19 Impact 

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties remains committed to serving our partner families. Like all future homebuyers currently in the Habitat program, Jorge continues working towards homeownership. Sweat equity opportunities are more limited, but nonetheless available. Home maintenance and financial literacy courses are conducted online, and housing counselors remain availableproviding assistance and encouragement. As an essential construction and social services business, Habitat for Humanity is able to safely accommodate construction and non-construction staff in our home-building efforts, including on Jorge’s home. We look forward to the time when we can welcome sponsors and volunteers back to our jobsites, so please continue to stay safe and healthy – we will need every hand to help build these homes when we reopen! 

Thank you to our Sponsors!