Partnering together, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties (Habitat) and Aubuchon Homes built a new single family home, in just one week, during the nationwide Home Builders Blitz week, June 5-9, 2017. Construction on the new three bedroom, two bath house began on June 3 and was completed on June 9. The home provide a family of four a safe and affordable place to call home. Currently, the future Habitat homeowner, Rubie, and her three children share a two bedroom house with her parents and younger brother. Rubie worked alongside Habitat and Aubuchon Homes to help build her house during the one week build. She will pay $1,700 in closing costs and will pay an affordable, monthly mortgage.
Home Builders Blitz is a nationwide partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates and their local building industry. It aims to build homes in a one week period, and increase awareness about the need for affordable housing. Gary Aubuchon, a Habitat board member and President of Aubuchon Homes, was excited to have his team build Lee County’s first Home Builders Blitz house. “Aubuchon Homes marks its 25th anniversary this year. What better way to celebrate than by giving back to our community in one of the most meaningful and quickest home building projects we’ve ever undertaken”, said Aubuchon.
Over 25 local subcontractors and industry partners, along with 200 volunteers, were involved in the build working with Aubuchon Homes and Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties.
About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the country. Since 1982, over 1,400 families in need have partnered with Habitat to build or improve their home. Habitat homeowners, alongside volunteers, help build their own home and pay an affordable mortgage. Through volunteering, financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry county families achieve strength, stability and independence. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit www.habitat4humanity.org