Habitat For Humanity Completes 16 Tornado Recovery Homes In Century

September 24, 2017

After almost a year of work in the Century community, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is proud to be finishing up their planned disaster recovery work. Starting in November of 2016, Pensacola Habitat worked in concert with BRACE, Escambia County, and the Escambia County Housing Finance Authority to build 16 new homes for the qualified residents.

“Thanks to the coalition, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity has been able to complete a significant amount of work in the Century area,” explained Pensacola Habitat Executive Director Tim Evans. “This project was our first major test to prove we are ready to act when disaster strikes. We are a community development organization that is concerned with all aspects of housing in our community and we are capable leaders of disaster recovery and repair.”

A community development organization with a long history in the area, Pensacola Habitat was eager to complete builds in the area as part of the ongoing effort to restore normalcy to Century and its residents. Pensacola Habitat worked with the county and the Town of Century to create homes that fit the exact needs of the qualifying homeowners. In addition to building entirely newly designed homes, this was the organization’s first time leading recovery efforts on a project of this magnitude.

“We were enthusiastic to lead disaster recovery efforts alongside amazing efforts by organizations, like United Way of Escambia County and BRACE, to ensure proper aid was given to our local community. After the storm, we recognized the scope and type of damage to the area fit right into the expanding capacity of our organization,” explains Evans. “With the funding for the builds provided by Escambia County, the Escambia County Housing Finance Authority, and local businesses, we were able to create sizable change, and impact, in the area.”

Giving “a hand up, not a handout,” the 35-year-old affiliate continues to build and sell award-winning homes to suitable families who are interested in homeownership, have the ability to pay an affordable mortgage, and demonstrate a willingness to work in partnership with Habitat for a home of their own.

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3 Responses to “Habitat For Humanity Completes 16 Tornado Recovery Homes In Century”

  1. TLowey on September 25th, 2017 12:53 pm

    These are pictures of my brothers new home….It is a very nice house!!!..A lot of extras a regular home builder wouldn’t do…..Thanks to Habitat for Humanity for building this home!!!…This is truly a wonderful organization!!

  2. Citizen on September 24th, 2017 1:49 pm

    Very Beautiful. Thank you to all involved.

    Now get Code enforcement up here to clean up the rest of the town.

    Onward and Upward Century.

  3. tg on September 24th, 2017 9:16 am

    Beautiful asset.

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