Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter FL

FCLF LOANS: $1.3 million
4 LOANS, construction lines of credit
56 single family affordable homes for sale
17,000 sf facility for volunteer lodging




"FCLF assists Habitat for Humanity facilitate an extraordinary vision of not only building affordable houses, but sustainable communities." – Kent Adcock, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, FL

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, FL (Habitat) is an ecumenical, Christian ministry dedicated to partnering with families and the community to create simple, decent, affordable housing for people living in sub-standard and overcrowded conditions beyond their control. Habitat for Humanity of Lake County completed its first home in 1990, and in 2007 the organization merged with the Sumter County affiliate. The organization is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

habitat-lake-sumter-logo-150wHabitat has built homes in 19 rural communities in Central and West Florida, and has partnered with over 250 families in their housing needs. Its 200th home was celebrated in Fall 2012, with a home for a Vietnam Veteran. The organization offers affordable housing solutions that include new construction, rehabilitation of foreclosed properties and expansion of transitional options for low- and moderate-income buyers. All homes are available only to families who meet Habitat criteria, including partnering in the process by "sweat equity," consisting of classes in budget and finance, good neighbor practices, home maintenance, and working on construction of their home as well as others.

With loans from FCLF, Habitat Lake-Sumter is building up to 56 new affordable homes, all meeting Florida Green Bulding Coalition standards. The loans provide cash flow to cover construction costs until receipts of pledges from corporate and other sponsors. In 2016, Habitat Lake-Sumter began plans for Veterans Village in Leesburg, which will include 14 energy-efficient homes for American Heroes. FCLF's line of credit will provide financing for this project.

Additional financing from FCLF was used to purchase and renovate a 17,000 sf building. The facility is be a hub for volunteer engagement, and is called Domestic Global Village. Through this service, Habitat engages and hosts thousands of volunteers in a European-style hostel for the purpose of expanding service and building capacity for non-profits in its service area. In 2015, Domestic Global Village generated a total of 1,549 volunteer experiences and 9,533 hours of volunteer service to the community.

See more photos at FCLF's Flickr page.
For more information, visit www.habitatls.org.

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