We have partnered with Senior Citizens Services, Inc. to assist selected Pinellas County homeowners remedy minor code violations. Assistance is focused on property maintenance issues and is limited to exterior painting, fence repair/replacement and select yard maintenance.

Please apply or share today if you or someone you know meets the following criteria:

- Homeowner occupied home within Pinellas County
- 55 years old or older
- Have an active code violation 
- Household Income is below 80% AMI (see chart on website)
*Other additional eligibility criteria may need to be met.

Click here to apply TODAY as resources are limited.

Today, we are proud to announce the hiring of Nancy Ridenour, CPA, as Habitat’s new Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer and the rehire of Candi Hagler as Habitat’s Chief Program Officer in Pasco County.

Nancy joins us after 25+ years of leading PDR CPA where her engagement in the nonprofit sector helped advance the efforts of many nonprofits. Candi rejoins Habitat, bringing with her 15+ years of Habitat for Humanity experience, including 5 with our affiliate.

"The addition of Nancy & Candi to Habitat’s Executive Team will support our organization as we focus on serving more families in our region in the years to come,” says Mike Sutton, President & CEO. “Their talent and leadership compliment the significant growth of this organization over the last five years”.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County is honored to be considered for the HEART Awards, in the Collaboration category. Affordable housing is facing a crisis in our community, so we are happy to be collaborating with other like-minded nonprofit organizations to provide affordable housing options to low and moderate income families throughout Pinellas County:

1. We’ve partnered with Sustainable Communities, an organization focused on affordable housing in South St Petersburg. This organization has historically focused on rehabilitation of dilapidated homes, but working with Habitat Pinellas, we completed our first NEW home project in 2018. We are on pace to build 4-5 homes this year in partnership with this organization. This will be in addition to the 60 homes Habitat Pinellas will build this year.

2. We’ve also partnered with St. Jude Great Commission Community Development Corporation, to construct their very first home as they launch their CDC. St. Jude has been providing home buyer education services in the Midtown community of South St Petersburg for many years, but partnering with Habitat, who will serve as their contractor & developer, they will be able to place one of their home buyer education recipients into a new home.

3. By partnering with the Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-entry Program (PERC), Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has been able to provide onsite training opportunities for PERC’s clients. These ex-offenders are looking to build skills they can translate into the working world. They also will use the skills learned on a Habitat construction site to help construct “Tiny Homes” through PERC’s tiny homes program, which may ultimately lead to them owning one of their own.

Dear Habitat Pinellas Supporter,

The Tampa Bay Times published an article “They trusted Habitat for Humanity. Then it sold their mortgages to a Tampa company that flips houses” on Sunday, August 12th. This article addresses a business decision made by the Habitat for Humanity Hillsborough County Affiliate.

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County cannot comment on business decisions or practices of other Habitat affiliates. Each affiliate is individually incorporated, operating under its own set of governing bylaws.

However, we can address our business model which includes the sale of our mortgages to financial partners. Habitat Pinellas retains all servicing rights of each & every mortgage we write. The terms (years and 0% interest) of the mortgage note never change. We then use those funds to build the next Habitat home; we call this the Fund for Humanity. The home owner must remain current on monthly payments; failure to do so may ultimately lead to foreclosure.

We appreciate your continued support of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and the need for affordable housing in our community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our CEO, Mike Sutton, at msutton@habitatpinellas.org or (727) 536-4755.

Sincerely,

Matt Frey – Board Chairman, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County
Mike Sutton – CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County