SARASOTA, Fla. (May 29, 2019) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) presented a $5,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity Sarasota at their new Hammock Place neighborhood. This donation to Habitat Sarasota goes directly toward the construction of permanent, affordable housing for income-qualified families.
In addition, members of the Association will volunteer at Hammock Place throughout the year. Last year, RASM volunteers installed 700 feet of fencing around Hammock Place in just three mornings.
Habitat Sarasota’s newest 40-home, deed-restricted community is well underway. Because of Habitat Sarasota’s affordable mortgage, the neighborhood will be home to 40 income-qualified families and 100+ children.
“Great things happen in our community when we all join together,” says Renee Snyder, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Sarasota. “Habitat Sarasota digs deep every day through partnerships to do more for the families we serve.”
As a response to the growing need for affordable housing in our community, Habitat Sarasota launched Lives Transformed: The Campaign for Hammock Place in April 2018 with a goal to raise $7million to build the neighborhood. The first 11 homes are fully funded by donations from the community. Habitat Sarasota is asking for more monetary donations to fund the remaining 29 homes, or for donations of gently-used furniture, appliances and household items to the ReStore.
“We are proud to continue this long history of partnering with Habitat for Humanity Sarasota. Together, we believe in the value of homeownership for all,” said Amy Worth, 2019 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee. “Hammock Place provides more than just an affordable home to families in need, it fosters the positive and friendly neighborhood we all strive for.”