A new affordable housing neighborhood by Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is coming to Bonita Springs.
On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023 Habitat was joined by donors, volunteers, staff and community leaders to dedicate Carolina Cove, a future 1.85-acre neighborhood with 14 affordable homes.
Situated off Carolina Street, east of US 41 and north of Bonita Beach Road, Carolina Cove will consist of seven attached Twin Villas, where 14 families will partner with Habitat to build decent, affordable homes. Multi-family units like Twin Villas help to maximize the number of families Habitat can serve.
“We have an ambitious goal of building 68 affordable homes this fiscal year to give families a hand up to own a place to call home,” said Habitat CEO Becky Lucas. “There’s a critical need for affordable housing in Bonita Springs. Wages didn’t keep pace when home prices climbed, putting homeownership out of reach for low-income earning households. We’re determined to meet the need alongside our donors, volunteers and supporters.”
The Homeowner’s Association (HOA) community will offer independence and self-reliance to homeowners. Carolina Cove is conveniently located near downtown Bonita Springs with easy access to businesses, banks, churches, a school, a library and LeeTran public transportation stops.
Lee County District 3 Commissioner Ray Sandelli and City of Bonita Springs District 2 Councilman and Habitat Board Member Jesse Purdon joined Lucas in delivering remarks to a crowd of supporters.
Pastor Steven Knight from Turning Point Church in Bonita Springs blessed the land and 14 Bibles representing the future homeowners who will call Carolina Cove home. Attendees wrote blessings in the Bibles, which will be given to each homeowner at their future home dedications.
One family has already been selected to partner with Habitat to build a home in Carolina Cove. With the help of donors and volunteers, Habitat plans to begin construction this winter.
You can help families achieve affordable homeownership at Carolina Cove by donating securely today.