K. Hovnanian’s Orlando Division has stayed busy in 2020 by supporting the members of its community who have the greatest need. Organizations like Habitat for Humanity and HomeAid Orlando help us stay connected with our neighbors and remind us that a little hard work and compassion go a long way.
Habitat for Humanity
Last year, K. Hovnanian’s Orlando Division joined Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz to build a comfortable, affordable home for Anna Noguera, a single mother of three who had been living in a motel room with her family for six years. This past February, our Orlando division partnered with Habitat for Humanity again for their 2020 Builders Blitz.
In just five days, K. Hovnanian Homes and five other builders each built a brand-new home for a family in need. One of the homeowners, Yosmarily, was living with her husband Eliezer and their 5-year-old daughter Yosmelí in a one-bedroom apartment in desperate need of repairs. Yosmarily is also wheelchair-bound and the apartment did not accommodate her needs—her new home does.
Yosmarily and Eliezer came to Habitat hoping to own a home that could accommodate their income and basic needs. Yosmarily told the organization that she looks forward to living in a home where she can more easily cook meals for her family. As opposed to renting an apartment, Yosmarily and her family will be investing in a home of their own.
The six new homes, including Yosmarily’s, were built in Silver Pines Pointe in the Pine Hills area of Orlando, FL. K. Hovnanian, along with HGR Construction, Jack Jennings and Sons, Park Square Homes, Pulte Homes, and Walker & Company, donated the necessary building materials and labor for the event.
Silver Pines Pointe is the fourth community planned by Habitat Orlando & Osceola and will include 58 homes upon completion next year. These will be green-certified, single-family homes with up to four bedrooms, energy-efficient appliances, and landscaped yards. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and participating home builders, people like Yosmarily, Eliezer, and Yosmelí will have the high-quality, affordable homes they need and deserve.
This year, K. Hovnanian also had the pleasure of partnering with HomeAid Orlando for its May food drive. The organization was able to raise $20,000 in food and cash donations for One Heart Women and Children, a nonprofit that typically provides support for 3,000 people each month with an operating budget of just $3,000. Due to virus layoffs and closures, HomeAid has seen a drastic increase in need, with a recent 30-day period seeing requests from 20,000 people.
With HomeAid’s organized efforts and the help of other builders like Ashton Woods Homes, Park Square Homes, Taylor Morrison, and Toll Brothers, K. Hovnanian was thrilled to contribute to the Orlando community.