builders blitz

The support and generosity of local builders forever change homeowners’ lives during Builders Blitz.

During this event, homeowners watch as local builders, along with their vendors and partners, construct their home in just five days. 

Two local builders – Park Square Homes and Pulte Homes – built homes for two local families in February 2021! Thank you to each builder, along with their vendors and partners.

This year’s event was different than in past years due to Covid-19 precautions. We held two virtual ceremonies this year:

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    • Key Ceremony: Our five-day build closed Feb. 5 with a touching key ceremony. Our builders presented the keys to our two new homeowners. Visit our Facebook page to watch it in its entirety.

    • Opening Ceremony: Habitat Orlando & Osceola staff kicked off this incredible five-day build with an opening ceremony on Feb. 1. Did you miss the ceremony? Visit our Facebook page to watch it in its entirety.

Media: Please visit this Dropbox link to our Builders Blitz media kit containing press releases, photos, video and more information.

Photo Gallery: Scroll through the pages to watch our progress throughout the week!

Meet our future homeowners

Meet Hannah

Hannah comes from a legacy of people who sacrificed everything so she could live the American Dream. She earned two college degrees and got a good job at UCF and knew the next step was to become a homeowner. But she was surprised to find she still couldn’t qualify for a home in the Central Florida market. She said Pulte Homes is not just building her walls. “The house that they’re helping me build represents so much more. It’s hope — it’s a reward for the hard work you put in year after year. Not just me, but three generations worth of it.” Read her full story on our blog. >> 

Meet Minunga

For future homeowner Minunga, owning her own home is the next step to freedom for herself.Despite her job with the State of Florida, Minunga needed to move back home with her mother about two years ago. She found the rental apartments and homes currently on the market to be unaffordable. “Here I am 43 years old, I work every day, how do I not have a home?” Minunga asked. Minunga looks forward to finally achieving her longtime dream of homeownership for herself. “Homeownership for me, means peace and stability,” Minunga said. “Just peace of mind.”Read her full story on our blog. >> 

Donate today to help build a stronger Central Florida community. 

Thank you to our 2021 builders:

If you would like to know more about how you can be part of next year’s Builders Blitz, please contact Mary Alice Fish at mfish@habitatorlandoosceola.org or call (407) 440-6983.