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Affordable housing is a critical need in Central Florida.

Our friends and neighbors are faced with housing options that cost more than 30 percent of their income – leading to difficult daily decisions. They often must choose between paying for housing or nutritious food, reliable transportation or healthcare needs.

Here at Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County, we hear these stories daily  from our homeowners. We’re always thankful when they choose to share their journeys with the public as well. 

2019

People on the move – September 11, 2019

Thanks to Florida Grant, Kissimmee Woman’s Home is Rebuilt – August 7, 2019

A Provider of Employment Services in Orlando, FL Volunteered with Local Habitat for Humanity – August 2, 2019

No place like home: Partnership rebuilds house for 80-year-old resident – July 24, 2019

80-year-old Kissimmee woman gets brand new home thanks to grant money – July 20, 2019

Deal expected to speed up construction of Habitat homes in south Apopka – July 19, 2019

Homeowner hardships: Habitat for Humanity trying to improve home affordability – July 5, 2019

Project Community: The crushing reality of Central Florida’s affordable housing crisis – June 26, 2019

VIDEO: New Study Reveals Working Class Struggling to Afford Housing in Orlando – June 24, 2019

New Study Reveals Working Class Struggling to Afford Housing in Orlando – June 24, 2019

Power Talks: Central Florida Housing Possibilities – June 18, 2019

Cool office: How storytelling helps Habitat for Humanity inspire future homeowners – May 3, 2019

Correct Craft Receives Top Honor from Regional Habitat for Humanity – April 11, 2019

Project Community: Central Florida is worst in the nation for affordable housing – April 10, 2019

Kissimmee area now worst in America for affordable housing, report finds – March 21, 2019

Finding solutions for Central Florida’s affordable housing crisis – March 19, 2019

WFTV coverage of Lowe’s International Women Build Day at 7am – March 9, 2019

WESH coverage of Lowe’s International Women Build Day at 5pm – March 8, 2019

On International Women’s Day, these women are celebrating by building affordable homes – March 7, 2019

Habitat Builders Blitz highlights Central Florida’s rising demand for more affordable housing – February 20, 2019

Home Sweet Habitat: Builders Blitz Brings Four Families New Affordable Homes – February 11, 2019

Habitat for Humanity Builds four homes in five days – February 9, 2019

Habitat for Humanity dedicates four new homes to families – February 9, 2019

County Commission donates land to Habitat for Humanity – February 9, 2019

2017

Grand Giving Guide – Habitat for Humanity – December 2017

Orlando Magic Dedicates 9th Habitat for Humanity Home – December 5, 2017

UCF Knights Pride: Knights Without Borders – July 10, 2017  

Orlando Magic, Jewett Orthopaedic Assist in Habitat for Humanity Home Build – June 1, 2017

Orange County Fire Rescue Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Install Fire Protection Systems in Local Habitat Homes – April 18, 2017

State of Orange County address touches on jobs, tourism, new projects – April 7, 2017

Orange County Government Celebrates New Affordable Housing Community Groundbreaking in Apopka – March 28, 2017

Pine Hills community gets facelift from Orange County’s Fixing Up the Neighborhood Program – March 26, 2017

Four Organizations – Including Orange County Government – Come Together to Bring 58 Affordable Homes to South Apopka – March 13, 2017

Empowering Women with Power Tools at Women Build 2017 – March 13, 2017

Normandy Shores Community Gets Fresh Facelift from Orange County’s Fixing Up the Neighborhood Program – March 13, 2017

Orlando’s lack of affordable rentals near top in U.S. – March 12, 2017

Fire Marshal encourages use of home fire sprinklers with education, charity – March 11, 2017

Orange County Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Hosts Normandy Shores Fixing Up the Neighborhood (F.U.N) Program – February 27, 2017

New South Apopka affordable housing will have groundbreaking – February 27, 2017

Project aims to build homes, hope in South Apopka – February 26, 2017

Habitat bringing 58 new homes to South Apopka – February 25, 2017

Karl Hodges Appointed as 2017-2018 Habitat Greater Orlando Board Chairman – January 23, 2017

2015

Open House at Habitat for Humanity’s Newest Orlando Development – December 17, 2015

Habitat, Orange County improving foreclosed homes, neighborhoods – December 15, 2015

Habitat for Humanity moves deeper into suburbs – November 29, 2015

Correct Craft Workers Help Habitat for Humanity – October 9, 2015

Voluntarios de Wells Fargo sirven a la comunidad – September 22, 2015

Getting Results Award winner: Habitat for Humanity volunteer – September 9, 2015

Habitat for Humanity helps disabled man – August 18, 2015

Habitat home offers new start to reserve officer after paralyzing crash – August 14, 2015

Habitat Celebrates Home Dedication in Orlando – July 6, 2015

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area and Lowe’s team up for National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity Restore Houses Great Deals and Those in Need – Orlando DIY Home – April 30, 2015

Everyday Hero: Helping others in need – April 29, 2015

Habitat for Humanity builds home for family – April 29, 2015

Habitat for Humanity launches annual ‘Women’s Build in Orlando  – April 28, 2015

Habitat for Humanity to expand services – April 20, 2015

DIY Floor Lamp – April 15, 2015

Spring Jello Mold Wreath & Habitat for Humanity ReStore Blog Hop! – April 15, 2015

Eight homes to conclude “Home Builders Blitz” – February 12-18, 2015

Home Builders Blitz – Feb 5-11, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Announces New President and CEO – February 2015

Build 8 homes in 5 days: Habitat for Humanity project kicks off in Orlando – January 26, 2015

Habitat for Humanity to build 8 homes in 5 days – January 26, 2015

Habitat Blitz: 8 homes in 5 days – January 26, 2015

Local Builders Build 8 homes in 5 days – January 26, 2015

2014

OBJ Book of Lists – December 2014

Magic of Giving: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Seg 1 – History

Magic of Giving: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Seg 2 – Programs 

Magic of Giving: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Seg 3 – Needs  

Habitat for Humanity begins first of 59 homes to replace dumping ground – December 12, 2014

Orlando Magic participate in two community service projects – November 11, 2014

Scott Kimpel Board Member at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area – October 24, 2014

Local citizens worked together and volunteered in the “Fixing Up the Neighborhood” program – October-November 2014

10/29 People on the Move – October 28, 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area receives $40,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation – October 9-15, 2014

 Habitat for Humanity Wraps up F.U.N Project Corporate giving – September 29, 2014

Butler’s Preserve – September 5, 2014

Habitat concluded month long FUN project – September 4-10, 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area paints 27 homes in Greater Washington Shores – September 2, 2014

Wheelchair-accessible home from Habitat for Humanity  – July 28, 2014

 Habitat for Humanity begins “F.U.N.” project to fix up Orlando community – July 23, 2014

Builders launch Habitat Subdivision – July 20, 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area Breaks Ground on Butler’s Preserve – July 3-9, 2014

Spruce Up! Pine Hills Habitat for Humanity helps women – May 19, 2014

Everyday Hero  building dreams one nail at time – March 10, 2014

Women Build 2014 Kick Off – February 27, 2014 

Habitat for Humanity: more than just building homes – February 19, 2014