Habitat for Humanity of Martin County will partner with Bank of America to provide affordable housing for hardworking families in the community. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation issue a $17,500 grant to benefit Habitat’s Carter Park neighborhood and will help the organization continue its three-decades-long tradition of building affordable housing for those in need.
“Bank of America is one of our most steadfast supporters,” said Margot Graff, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Martin County. “Whether it’s them sending out volunteers to help paint homes in Banner Lake, working as part of our A Brush With Kindness program, or helping to build homes in Indiantown, we know we can always count on Bank of America volunteers showing up on our sites.”
Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County has built 146 homes in partnership with low- to medium-income families in the community, providing them a place to sleep safely each night and space to thrive and build a successful future.
The homes also help stabilize the neighborhoods, encouraging families to be more active in their community and children to be more responsible through programs like Habitat’s Homeowner Education classes.
“Access to affordable housing is vital in helping families achieve long-term financial stability and economic mobility,” said Doug Sherman, Treasure Coast market president for Bank of America. “We have partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Martin County to make the dream of homeownership a reality for more Treasure Coast residents and drive sustainable growth in the community.”
Carter Park is Martin County’s only affordable housing neighborhood and the first development built by the Habitat affiliate. The community features a 22,000-square-foot Boys & Girls Club in the center and is currently home to 34 Habitat partner families. The final six homes in Carter Park are expected to be completed in the summer of 2021.
“Having seen Carter Park go from six acres of thick woods to this beautiful neighborhood that stands there today is amazing,” said Graff. “If you put a guarded gate at the entrance to Carter Park, you would think it’s just like any another gated community around the county.”