Community Foundation of Broward President/CEO Linda B. Carter recently teamed up with other CEOs from across Broward to help build roofs in a new neighborhood of 77 affordably priced homes in Pompano Beach.
Community Foundation Board Chairman James Donnelly, CEO of the Castle Group; Community Foundation Board Member Steven W. Hudson, President of Hudson Capital Group; and Carter were among about 40 business and community leaders who participated in Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s first CEO Build event.
As the hard-hat-wearing business and community leaders hammered nails and hoisted trusses they also raised awareness about the need for more affordable housing in one of the nation’s most cost-burdened housing markets.
The CEOs worked side-by-side with future residents of Habitat’s new neighborhood, where homes are priced for hardworking families living paycheck to paycheck.
A $1 million grant from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation helped jump-start construction at Habitat’s largest ever affordable housing neighborhood in Broward. Mary N. Porter's estate gift has helped pour the foundations for homes as well as construct water and sewer lines, electrical lines and other infrastructure at the new neighborhood, called A Rick Case Habitat Community.
Community Foundation Fundholders’ support for affordable housing and other Economic Independence projects empowers hardworking families to move from struggling to thriving. It’s among the many ways Fundholders tackle the Issues That Matter most to Broward’s future.
To learn how you can help struggling families with support for Economic Independence projects, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-761-9503.