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Women Build Progress Report!

women build participating teams on site 2023

Women Build 2023

13 teams and 62 women came together throughout May to begin constructing the very first 2 bedroom/1 bath cottage-style home in The Cottages at Heritage Grove. The new community is a 23-unit pocket-neighborhood specifically designed to meet the needs of Lake County residents on a fixed income, retired, or who are looking to maintain affordable housing as senior citizens.

The teams volunteered their time at the site all month, working Monday through Saturday on the site.

“I am so excited to work with the teams of women building my home! What a great feeling!”

~ Beth, Senior Homeowner

At the end of the very first day, the exterior walls were up. Day by day, the home has been coming together. So quickly, that by the time the final team met on May 20th, the roof was being staged to be next on the agenda.

Building the first 55+ age-restricted community in Tavares is going to change the lives of 23 families that we are excited to partner with, serving a need in our community and building it stronger.”

~ Danielle Stroud, CEO of Habitat Lake-Sumter

Upon completion of the home, Habitat Lake-Sumter will host a Dedication ceremony to dedicate the home and hand over the keys to it’s new owner, Beth Dyhr.

The opportunity to own an affordable home can remove barriers that might have been part of a family’s life for years, if not generations. Thanks to Women Build, we can offer that opportunity for a family who needs it most.

If you would like to get involved and to learn more, please contact Melanie at 352-483-0434 EXT 141.

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