3/31/2022 0 Comments
The Organizations Are Exploring a Merger to Better Serve Their Communities
The boards of directors of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County and Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, both affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, announced they have signed a Letter of Intent to explore the creation of a combined affiliate to address affordable housing in greater Palm Beach County. The creation of the combined affiliate would be a significant initial step in bringing together the operations of each existing affiliate to address the significant affordable housing crisis in Palm Beach County.
The newly created Habitat for Humanity of Greater Palm Beach County will bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. The combined affiliate will be founded on the belief that everyone everywhere should have a safe, decent and affordable place to call home. The affiliate organizations both partner with low-income families to build affordable homes. Each Habitat partner family is required to invest hundreds of sweat equity hours of their own labor to be eligible to purchase their home with a 30-year, no interest loan.
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The two Habitat affiliates share the same mission and vision, but currently serve different parts of Palm Beach County, Florida:
“Together, we can help build more affordable homes for the families of Palm Beach County. Our mission is to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter to our local communities. We are happy to have full board approval as we explore an agreement that best serves both of our local communities, our missions and our organizations.”
- Brittney Kocaj, Board Chair, Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County
The next step in the process is to discuss how the two nonprofit organizations could combine, bringing the resources of each affiliate together to better serve Greater Palm Beach County.
“We are confident that the synergies between our organizations will allow us to better serve our partner families and increase access to affordable, safe housing. Like Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, we serve our local community through our mission to build homes, community and hope.”
- Michael DeBock, Board Chair, Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
About Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County
Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (HFHSPBC) is a 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The nonprofit was founded in 1991 and serves low-income families, veterans and seniors in the cities of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton, Florida.
About Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County is a 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The nonprofit was founded in 1986 and serves low-income families, veterans and seniors in the cities of Lake Worth, Greenacres, Jupiter, Pahokee, Riviera Beach, Westgate and West Palm Beach.