Pompano Beach, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined elected officials, community leaders and homeowners for the dedication of the first seven of more than 70 Habitat for Humanity homes in Pompano Beach. The new housing project was dedicated and named A Rick Case Habitat Community. The Governor was joined by Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Former United States Senator George LeMieux, State Representative Chip LaMarca, Broward County Commissioner Lamar Fisher, Broward County Habitat for Humanity CEO Nancy Robin and other community leaders for the dedication.
“Affordable housing is an issue impacting many communities and working families across our state,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Providing greater access to affordable and workforce housing for Florida families will continue to be a priority of my administration. Today, this nine-acre site will be the largest Habitat for Humanity community ever built in Broward County and will provide affordable homeownership opportunities to families in the community.”
The A Rick Case Habitat Community in Pompano Beach will provide affordable homeownership opportunities to 77 families. Construction is expected to be completed in mid-2022. Habitat for Humanity acquired the land and developed a community-informed plan for the nine-acre site over the last several years. It is located at the SW corner of NW 15th St. and NW 6th Ave. adjacent to Blanche Ely High School and Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, in the historic Blanche Ely neighborhood. The total project is estimated to cost over $18 million— funds that will be raised and leveraged through partnerships with corporations, foundations, government agencies, the faith community and generous individuals.