Online Pre-Application Now Open for New Single and Two-Story Habitat Homes in Pompano Beach

By Trena Brae

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (May 25, 2021) – Open enrollment for Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s homeowner free pre-application process for new single and two-story homes in two Pompano Beach locations is underway online through Tuesday, June 15 via www.habitatbroward.org.

Online Pre-Application Now Open for New Single and Two-Story Habitat Homes in Pompano Beach

The new energy efficient models will include garages, landscaped yards, four bedrooms, hurricane windows, and modern kitchens.

Additionally, these locations are minutes away from beautiful beaches, schools, churches, a lively arts and cultural scene, and great recreational and shopping amenities.

“Selected applicants will enjoy affordable homeownership of new homes through affordable mortgage loans,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director. “Through our homeownership program, hardworking families can achieve the economic empowerment that comes from owning your own home.”

It is a four-step application process that includes a pre-qualification questionnaire, orientation, financial analysis review and face-to-face interview. Successful applicants can expect to move into a home within 12 to 18 months.

Qualifications include but are not limited to the following:

• Must be a first-time homebuyer.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
• Must be a current Broward County resident (for a year or more).
• Must demonstrate a need for affordable housing.
• Must be able to make a $2,000 down-payment broken down into monthly installments.

Interested families can go to https://www.habitatbroward.org/2020-pre-qualification-questionnaire/ and start the pre-application process.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to low to very low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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JM Family Enterprises Provides Temporary “Home” for Habitat for Humanity of Broward

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (April 28, 2021) – Through the end of August, JM Family Enterprises will open its doors as a temporary “home” to Habitat for Humanity of Broward. Staff from the nonprofit, will set up camp in Deerfield Beach as they transition to their new office location later this year.

JM Family Enterprises Provides Temporary “Home” for Habitat for Humanity of Broward

“Our founder instilled the spirit of giving back as an integral part of who we are, and when an opportunity to support one of our long-time nonprofit partners arises, we don’t hesitate to help,” said Brent Burns, president and CEO, JM Family. “Through their work in the community, Habitat for Humanity provides affordable homes to hard-working individuals and families who need it the most. We are honored to return the favor and provide a temporary home to their staff this summer.”

Due to JM Family’s ongoing campus construction, space for the small Habitat for Humanity office staff is available at the company’s headquarters.

“Words can’t express our gratitude to Brent and JM Family Enterprises,” said Nancy Robin, CEO and Executive Director of Habitat Broward. “JM Family is what world-class corporate leadership looks like from top to bottom. This is a company that believes in solving problems and supporting its community wherever and whenever it can.”

JM Family and Habitat for Humanity have collaborated on projects for nearly 20 years, partnering to construct more than 35 houses across Broward County.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to low to very low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,200 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services and franchising industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers’ performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast; JM Lexus, one of South Florida’s leading Lexus dealers; DataScan, a provider of solutions for wholesale asset financing and inventory risk management; and Home Franchise Concepts, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage, Concrete Craft, AdvantaClean and Kitchen Tune-Up.

JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Board Member

Submitted by Trena Brae

Habitat for Humanity of Broward recently appointed a new board member, Kelly Lynn Koenig.Habitat for Humanity of Broward recently appointed a new board member, Kelly Lynn Koenig.

“We are delighted to have Kelly join the board,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director. “We are so impressed by the heart she has for families in need of affordable housing. Kelly served on our Women Build committee and sponsored a home with Keith and City Furniture, and she also co-chaired and co-sponsored our Spirit of Humanity Awards Celebration in 2019. We could not be more excited to have her step up and help us lead this great organization.”

Kelly Koenig had a 35-year career at IBM Corporation and retired in 2018 as a Senior Client Manager. She graduated from FIU with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in Management Information Systems and also has certifications from SUNY – Purchase College and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition for Health Counseling.

During her career at IBM she participated in organizing customer events, managing team members and business partners to deliver technology solutions and consulting services to C-level executives in the Specialty Retail Industry in South Florida. Her clients included Burger King, Brandsmart, City Furniture, JM Family Enterprises, Lennar Corporation and Tire Kingdom.

She has been active in her community since moving to South Florida with organizations such as Kids in Distress, American Cancer Society, The Humane Society and Junior Achievement. Koenig also chaired the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boca Raton.

She resides in Plantation with her husband Keith Koenig, CEO of City Furniture. City Furniture has been donating beds to new Habitat Broward homeowners and furniture to Habitat Broward ReStore for more than 16 years, and has sponsored numerous family homes.

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Habitat Broward ReStore Reopen

Submitted by Trena Brae

FORT LAUDERDALE – Habitat Broward ReStore is now open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with social distancing protocols and procedures. It is located at 505 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale.

Staff will only pick up donated items curbside or from garages. Additional store safety measures are as follows:

• All customers must wear masks
• Remain six feet away from others
• Follow one-way signs
• Maximum of 10 customers at a time

Habitat Broward ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the original retail price. Proceeds from the store are used to help Habitat Broward partner families build better lives for themselves.

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Forty Percent of Habitat Homeowners Have No Work or Less Work Due to COVID-19

Submitted by Trena Brae

A new study by Habitat Broward has found more than 40 percent of the homeowners it serves have been furloughed, laid off, or had their hours cut due to COVID-19.

Not surprisingly, 27 percent of the more than 350 working families polled reported financial strain, including an inability to pay bills for utilities and essentials like groceries.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward CEO and Executive Director, Nancy Robin said the results demonstrate that low-income working families are already struggling with the impact of a shuttered Broward.

“As the economic shocks from this crisis ripple out, these are the families that are being hardest hit; they always are,” said Robin. “As more businesses close and hourly workers lose jobs, we’re going to need to work just as hard to flatten the curve of economic insecurity as we are COVID-19.”

The Community Foundation of Broward and other partner organizations are helping Habitat Broward to provide immediate relief to families in danger of losing ground on the tremendous strides they have made towards economic independence.

Part of Habitat’s study has involved calls to hundreds of Broward residents, like homeowner, Rudy Simpson, who was laid off at a shipping company and his wife Tricia’s hours have been severely cut.

“We’re low on money and food but are filled with hope and pray this will get better soon,” said Tricia Simpson.

“Now, more than ever, low-income working families like the Simpsons need our support,” said Robin. “Bold, decisive action and partners like the Community Foundation will help us do just that.”

Habitat Broward continues to build homes during the crisis and will conduct its first ever virtual dedication ceremony on May 16th for four families moving to homes they have worked more than a year for.

As the state and South Florida cautiously begin the reopening process, Habitat predicts that income and financial health will lag behind for these families who are often one or two paychecks away from financial collapse. The support of partners like the Community Foundation of Broward, the City of Pompano Beach, faith–based organizations and campaigns like the new Giving Tuesday NOW on May 5th prompted by COVID-19, provide urgently needed resources to bridge this gap.

To support Habitat’s efforts and find out about its efforts to combat COVID-19 visit:  habitatbroward.org.

South Florida-based TooJay’s deli files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The owner of the popular South Florida-based TooJay’s deli, bakery and restaurant chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors.

The decision by the company’s management and board of directors “is the direct result of the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our restaurants throughout Florida,” president and CEO Max Piet said in a statement.

The Whole Story…
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Broward Concrete Counter Tops by EcoSimplista

Eco Simplista - South Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions We moved: 217 SW 33rd Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

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Our pricing will include all project costs: such as surface preparation, needed machinery,

You will need to setup an appointment to talk about your project and for us to quote you.

EcoSimplista - Alternative Constructors concrete countertops are 100% custom, made-to-order countertops.

Alternative Constructors concrete countertops are 100% custom, made-to-order countertops. There are 32 standard colors to choose from. Countertop widths are typically 3/4″ thick but can be built to fit your needs. Aggregates such as recycled glass, mirror pieces, shells or other decorative items can be added to countertops to create an even more one-of-a-kind countertop (this will drive price up). Prices start at $80.00 per square foot.

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