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Making Lehigh affordable

– Fox4

Fox4 – Jan. 5, 2024 – LEHIGH ACRES

Future homeowner Lakisha is partnering with Habitat to build a home in Lehigh Acres.

Habitat teams up with FGCU

– WINK

WINK – Jan. 17, 2024 – FORT MYERS

A home dedication celebrates the partnership between future Habitat homeowner Tiffany and FGCU’s softball team.

Donations needed for North Fort Myers ReStore

– ABC-7

ABC-7 – Jan 19, 2024 – NORTH FORT MYERS

Donations needed for the anticipated re-opening of the North Fort Myers ReStore.

Previous Stories

2023

January 2024

1/05: Fox4: Habitat is making Lehigh affordable
1/05: Yahoo: Habitat is making Lehigh affordable
1/09: ABC-7: Habitat announces reopening of ReStore
1/09: Caloosa Belle: Habitat announces reopening of ReStore
1/10: Fox4: Habitat announces reopening of ReStore
1/10: ABC-7: Habitat announces reopening of ReStore
1/10: Gulfshore Business: Habitat announces new board members
1/12: North Fort Myers Neighbor: North Fort Myers ReStore reopening
1/12: Lehigh Acres Citizen: North Fort Myers ReStore reopening
1/12: Cape Coral Breeze: North Fort Myers ReStore reopening
1/15: Southwest Florida Business Today: North Fort Myers ReStore reopening
1/16: NBC2: North Fort Myers flooding by Habitat’s McNeill Village
1/17: WINK: FGCU Softball teams up with future Habitat homeowner
1/19: ABC7: Donations needed for ReStore reopening

December 2023

12/5: NBC2: Lee Commissioners award $5.4 million for affordable housing
12/5: WINK: Publix Super Markets Charities supports affordable housing
12/7: Gulfshore Business: Commissioners vote to award state grants
12/14: ABC7: Habitat homeowners celebrate mortgage burning
12/22: FOX4: Habitat empowers homeowners in Lehigh Acres
12/26: WINK: First Christmas in Habitat home for hurricane survivor

November 2023

11/07: Cape Coral Breeze: City of Cape Coral partners with Habitat for waste event
11/16: NBC2: Habitat to host land dedication in Bonita Springs
11/16: Fox4: 14 families will build their own homes with Habitat
11/16: Bonita Springs Florida Weekly: GL Homes donates chairs to Habitat ReStore
11/17: WINK: Groundworks partners with Habitat for Humanity
11/19: Fox4: Habitat dedicates land in Bonita
11/21: Gulfshore Business: Habitat dedicates land in Bonita
11/21: The News-Press: Habitat CEO among nonprofit leaders of 2023

October 2023

10/12: WGCU: Habitat turns in record year
10/12: North Fort Myers Neighbor: Habitat turns in record year
10/12: Lehigh Acres Citizen: Habitat turns in record year
10/12: Cape Coral Breeze: Habitat turns in record year
10/12: Priority Marketing: Habitat turns in record year
10/13: Evelyns News: Habitat raises walls for local veteran
10/13: Lehigh Acres Citizen: Habitat raises walls for local veteran
10/16: The News-Press: Habitat wins ENPY award
10/16: Yahoo Lifestyle: Habitat wins ENPY award
10/16 Okeechobee News: Habitat turns in record year
10/22: The News-Press: Affordable housing solutions needed
10/22: Naples Daily: Affordable housing solutions needed
10/22: Wealth Creation Investing: Affordable housing solutions needed
10/25: Fox4: Trademark Roofing partners with Habitat
10/27: Lehigh Acres Citizen: GL Homes donates chairs to ReStore
10/27: North Fort Myers Neighbor: GL Homes donates chairs to ReStore
10/28: Cape Coral Breeze: GL Homes donates chairs to ReStore

September 2023

9/05: North Fort Myers Neighbor: Habitat and Tampa Bay Lightning team up
9/05: Cape Coral Breeze: Habitat and Tampa Bay Lightning team up
9/05: Lehigh Acres Citizen: Habitat and Tampa Bay Lightning team up
9/06: Fort Myers Florida Weekly: Storm Smart donates windows
9/06: ABC News, WZVN (TV) – Habitat and Tampa Bay Lightning team up
9/09: FGCU 360: Softball team win for affordable housing
9/18: North Fort Myers Neighbor: Red Sox volunteer with Habitat
9/18: Lehigh Acres Citizen: Red Sox volunteer with Habitat
9/18: Cape Coral Breeze: Red Sox volunteer with Habitat
9/20: North Fort Myers Neighbor: Shadow Wood provides $371,000 in grants to Habitat
9/21: WINK News: Habitat’s Daniela Rambhajan honored at 40 Under 40 event
9/21: North Fort Myers Neighbor: Shadow Wood provides grant money to Habitat
9/27: Fort Myers Florida Weekly: Red Sox help out Habitat for Humanity

August 2023

8/26: FOX 4 News: FGCU softball team volunteers with Habitat for Humanity on Women’s Equality Day
8/26: WINK News: FGCU women’s softball ‘raises the walls’ with Habitat for Humanity
8/21: Gulfshore Business Daily: Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation provides $371,000 in grants to benefit Habitat for Humanity programs in Lee County
8/21: Cape Coral Breeze: Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation provides $371,000 in grants to benefit Habitat for Humanity programs in Lee County
8/21: North Fort Myers Neighbor: Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation provides $371,000 in grants to benefit Habitat for Humanity programs in Lee County
8/21: Lehigh Acres Citizen: Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation provides $371,000 in grants to benefit Habitat for Humanity programs in Lee County
8/11: WINK News: Tampa Bay Lightning assists Habitat for Humanity in building homes
8/3: Bonita Springs Florida Weekly: Habitat for Humanity receives State Farm hurricane recovery grant

July 2023

7/29: ABC-7: Habitat for Humanity helps rebuild woman’s home after FEMA denies assistance
7/29: NBC-2: Habitat for Humanity helps rebuild woman’s home after FEMA denies assistance
7/24: Cape Coral Breeze: Habitat for Humanity receives $20,000 from State Farm to benefit hurricane recovery home repair program
7/6: South Central Florida Life: Habitat for Humanity receives $20,000 from State Farm to benefit Hurricane Home Repair Program
7/6: PR Log: Habitat for Humanity receives $20,000 from State Farm to benefit Hurricane Home Repair Program

June 2023

6/30: North Fort Myers Neighbor: Habitat dedicates new home in Fort Myers
6/30: Lehigh Acres Citizen: Habitat dedicates new home in Fort Myers
6/29: WGCU:  Mother of 6 becomes homeowner through Habitat for Humanity
6/28: ABC-7: Habitat for Humanity holds first dedication in new Fort Myers neighborhood
6/23: Fox 4 News:  Lee Health workers teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
6/23: WINK News: Lee Health, Habitat for Humanity partner to house health care worker
6/23: Fox 4 News:  Lee Health workers teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
6/7: Florida Weekly: Habitat for Humanity of Lee & Hendry Counties receives $30K in furniture donation from GL Homes
6/2: Caloosa Belle: Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties raises more than $379,000 during 13th season of Women Build
6/2: South Central Florida Life: Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties raises more than $379,000 during 13th season of Women Build
6/1: NewsBreak:  Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties raises more than $379,000 during 13th season of Women Build
6/1: North Fort Myers Neighbor: Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties raises more than $379,000 during 13th season of Women Build
6/1: Gulfshore Business: Best Places to Work in Southwest Florida 2023

May 2023

5/26: ABC-7: Habitat for Humanity of Lee & Hendry counties celebrates successful Women Build season
5/19: Gulfshore Business: Habitat for Humanity hosts dedication for FEMA temporary housing site in Heritage Heights
5/11: Naples News: Family moves into new Bonita Springs home with help from Habitat for Humanity
5/10: WGCU: Habitat for Humanity, FEMA partner on housing for Ian victims
5/9: WINK News: Habitat for Humanity, FEMA housing Ian victims in Heritage Heights
5/9: Sanibel-Captiva Islander: Habitat for Humanity, FEMA partner on temporary housing
5/3: South Central Florida Life: Habitat for Humanity temporary housing units underway for displaced families
5/2: WGCU: Habitat for Humanity partners with FEMA on temporary housing for Ian survivors in Heritage Heights
5/2: North Fort Myers Neighbor: Habitat for Humanity announces agreement with FEMA on temporary housing for Ian survivors in Heritage Heights
5/2: FOX 4: FEMA teams up with Habitat for Humanity to provide temporary housing in Lee County
5/2: WINK News: Habitat for Humanity joins FEMA on temporary housing for Ian victims in SWFL

April 2023

4/26: ABC-7: Zonta Club members help build home for single mom
4/19: Florida-Weekly: Community leaders volunteer at Habitat for Humanity home
4/10: ABC-7: Canterbury students helping Habitat for Humanity over spring break

March 2023

3/17: ABC-7: Women build with Habitat for Humanity
3/13: ABC-7: Lee County woman continues path to homeownership despite challenges from Ian
3/13: ABC-7: Lee County woman continues path to homeownership despite challenges from Ian
3/11: FOX 4: Habitat for Humanity Women Build campaign
3/11: WINK News: Women Build Campaign begins with first wall raising

February 2023

2/27: Cape Coral Breeze: Habitat holds dedication for planned 36-home community
2/23: WGCU News: Newest Habitat development dedicated at North Fort Myers site
2/23: NBC-2: Habitat for Humanity receives $2.5 million in funding for Lee County homes
2/20: The News-Press: Affordable housing neighborhood rises with Habitat for Humanity help
2/18: Gulfshore Business Daily: Habitat for Humanity plans affordable homeownership community in North Fort Myers
2/7: FOX 4: Volunteers spend months helping SWFL rebuild

January 2023

1/27: WINK News: 1st affordable Habitat for Humanity home completed with FineMark’s $1 million pledge
1/27: WGCU News: Habitat for Humanity teams up with FineMark Bank to provide affordable housing
1/6: FOX 4: Habitat for Humanity provides path to affordable homeownership for Cape Coral mom

2022

December 2022

12/14: Florida Weekly –  Homebuyers receive affordable homes just in time for holiday season
12/13: Cape Coral Breeze – Lee Health and Habitat for Humanity partner to benefit team members and the Southwest Florida community
12/8: ABC-7 – Habitat for Humanity helps families find homes for the holidays
12/6: FOX 4 – Habitat for Humanity helps families buy affordable homes

November 2022

11/30: Florida Weekly – State Farm Awards $125,000 grant for Ian recovery needs
11/30: WINK – Season of Savings: Shop for less at Habitat for Humanity ReStores
11/29: FOX 4 – Non-profits giving back to Hurricane Ian victims in Lee County
11/18: WINK – SWFL woman becomes first-time homeowners thanks to Habitat for Humanity
11/15: News-Press – Habitat for Humanity in Lee, Collier receive sizeable donations to help with their mission
11/10: Florida Weekly – Commissioners approve grant agreements for housing assistance
11/7: FOX 4 – The Scripps Howard Fund donates $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity Lee and Hendry Counties
11/4: WINK – Habitat for Humanity first home wall-raising since Hurricane Ian
11/4: FOX 4 – Habitat’s first wall raising since Ian
11/1: Cape Coral Breeze – Commissioners approve grant agreements for housing assistance
11/1: WGCU – Lee commissioners approve SHIP funds for housing assistance
11/1: WINK –  Habitat for Humanity gets $2.5M to rebuild low-income areas of Lee County

October 2022

10/27: ABC-7 – Habitat for Humanity helping those affected by Hurricane Ian find housing

September 2022

9/19: WINK – Habitat for Humanity provides tools to help those struggling with debt, housing
9/1: Toti Media – Going Green: From gifts to gear to gadgets, you can make eco-friendly choices

August 2022

8/21: NBC-2 – Habitat for Humanity, FGCU softball team raise walls of family’s future home
8/20: WINK – Habitat for Humanity, FGCU softball team raise walls of future home for family
8/19: WINK – American Sign Language teacher moves into her new home
8/5: WINK – American Sign Language teacher worked to raise the walls of her own home

July 2022

7/29: ABC-7 – High housing costs have more people seeking affordable housing
7/9: WINK – Habitat for Humanity helps build a new home for SWFL family
7/1: swfloridadailynews.com – Upgrades & additional affordable housing coming to Lee County

June 2022

6/25: Naples Daily – Dream Realized: First family moves into new Bonita Habitat home
6/22: Florida Weekly – Habitat 4 Humanity Lee and Hendry Counties Women Build 2022
6/22: NBC-2 – Upgrades and additional affordable housing coming to Lee County
6/22: Business Observer – Lee County allocates $7.5M in federal funds for affordable housing
6/13: News-Press (print edition) – Building Dreams: Women Build campaign raises $517k for affordable housing in Southwest Florida

May 2022

5/24: Florida Weekly – Habitat for Humanity of Lee, Hendry Counties Women Build party
5/19: FOX 4 – Habitat for Humanity providing homes for 29 new families
5/12: ABC-7 – FineMark National Bank donates $1 million to Habitat for Humanity for affordable housing
5/12: FOX 4 – Habitat for Humanity looking to create more affordable housing in Lee, Hendry Counties
5/7: FOX 4 – Harlem Heights mother and family celebrate new home just in time for Mother’s Day
5/7: WINK – Mother’s Day made special by Habitat for Humanity home for single mother
5/5: NBC-2 – Habitat for Humanity helps to fill affordable housing gap

April 2022

4/11: ABC-7 – ReStore is here to help update your home decor
4/1: WINK – Fort Myers teacher, single mother of 3 to close soon on Habitat for Humanity home
4/1: Business Observer – One stop shopping: Sale of Building materials raise money for affordable housing

March 2022

3/29: ABC-7 – Decluttering and Spring Cleaning with ReStore from Habitat for Humanity
3/23: Florida Weekly – Women Build 2022 campaign kickoff party for Habitat for Humanity
3/21: WINK – Where to find used, and sometimes free, DIY supplies in SWFL for your next project
3/22: Bay Watch News – 18, 341, 79, 28 and 80?
3/9: WGCU – Habitat for Humanity brings more affordable housing to Bonita Springs

February 2022

2/26: WINK – Habitat for Humanity builds home for mother of 6
2/2: Florida Weekly – Area Habitat for Humanity names chair, board members

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