Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance has begun construction for the first eight apartment buildings the nonprofit is constructing for low-income families in Immokalee. More than 100 community and business leaders participated in a “Wall Raising” event held at the construction site off Lake Trafford Road and 19th Street in Immokalee. The community was invited to attend the complimentary signature event at the new site during which guests expressed their support and fulfilling realizations of a solution to the housing crisis in Immokalee.
Habitat for Humanity’s 2023 Women Build Campaign took national initiative to engage women in a effort to provide safe, decent and affordable homes for local families.
“There are thousands of hardworking families – with children that go to school every day, parents that go to work every day – that deserve the opportunity to live in decent, safe, affordable housing.”
~ Arol BuntzmanChair of Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance
Habitat homes want you to experience your home build in ways that the homeowner has never been involved before. In building the home an putting in at least 300 hours of what they call sweat equity you can take honor in you community and efforts.
Expected to take around five to six months to be completed.The new community will include 128 two- and three-bedroom apartments, along with a community center for meetings, after-school programs, health care assistance and more. Rent will be capped at no more than 30% of a family’s income.
To learn more about the community or to make a donation, please visit ImmokaleeFairHousing.org