canada africa partner reservation 8 families receive keys to Habitat for Humanity homes in Deerfield, Pompano Beach – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

8 families receive keys to Habitat for Humanity homes in Deerfield, Pompano Beach – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

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POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of families in South Florida are building new foundations and they said they couldn’t have achieved their dream of home ownership without Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward hosted house dedications in Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach on Saturday.

“I’m being blessed with a house,” said Shenique, one of the new homeowners.

A total of eight families who would otherwise not be able to own a home officially became homeowners on Saturday.

Elijah Saleem, another homeowner, expressed his gratitude.

“It’s empowering, you feel excited, you have a sense of pride,” he said. “You are building this eternal foundation for your family.”

In Deerfield Beach, four homes measuring approximately 1,800 square feet were sponsored by JM Family Enterprises.

“We built a house; they make it a home. But it is a boost because they have worked so hard that they have 300 hours of sweat equity in each of these homes,” said Brent Burns, CEO of JM Family Enterprises. “I couldn’t be more excited to give them that opportunity.”

Hours later, four other homes in Pompano Beach were dedicated

One of the new homeowners there is Peytra Fraser-Stone

“It’s absolutely amazing, it’s a dream come true,” she said. “If it hadn’t been for Habitat for Humanity and I hadn’t applied for the program and been accepted, we wouldn’t be here anymore.”

These Pompano Beach homes of up to 1,600 square feet were sponsored by Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, the Robert Taylor Jr. Family and BBI…

“I am extremely grateful to be part of Habitat because it is truly a privilege,” said Robert Taylor of Burdette Beckmann Inc. “You come in thinking you’re going to help people, and you get helped yourself just because you say ‘We’re helping the best of the best get an edge.’

Those who will soon be living there had a simple but heartfelt message.

“Thanks,” said one girl.

WSVN has been a supporter and sponsor of Habitat for Humanity for many years.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
305-634-3628
www.miamihabitat.org

Habitat for Humanity of Broward
954-396-3030
www.habitatbroward.org

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