Through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat 101

Habitat for Humanity offers a hand up – not a hand out – to struggling families in need of affordable homes in our community. If you’re interested in learning more about affordable housing and Habitat for Humanity, then plan to attend Habitat 101! Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties will host an informative luncheon the third Tuesday of every month at noon, at the North Ft. Myers administrative office located at 1288 N. Tamiami Trail. Anyone interested in learning more about Habitat for Humanity’s mission and the work it’s doing in Lee and Hendry counties is invited to attend. The one-hour informational presentation will include a tour of the Habitat campus, including the paint shop, warehouse and ReStore, and time for questions and answers. A brown bag lunch will be provided; reservations required. Call (239)652-1678 to RSVP today!

Habitat 101 Poster

Habitat Homecoming Reunion

Habitat Homecoming ReunionOn March 16, 2014 we gathered in the Harlem Heights neighborhood where our ministry began, to express our appreciation to our donors and volunteers and laud the achievements of our Partner Families, celebrating as several burned their mortgages! See the photos from our Habitat Homecoming Reunion.

Meet Our Families

Michelle Benitez

Michelle Benetiz with her sons Malakai and Jaelyn

“My two little boys deserve a home, a backyard to play in and a neighborhood where they can grow and build lifelong relationships,” believes Michelle Benitez. She believes it so strongly that she pledged to fully to the responsibility of homeownership.

“It won’t be easy,” Michelle said, “but I’m willing to go beyond my call of duty.” Find out how Michelle did that for her boys.

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc. has served 1,286 families in Lee and Hendry counties. Read more family stories here.

Habitat homeowners are hardworking, diligent families who understand that responsible homeownership doesn’t end at the closing table, it begins there. Habitat’s zero-percent  mortgages enable homeowners to successfully manage their finances. Many are able to pay off their mortgages, and when they do, we celebrate with a mortgage burning ceremony!

Learn more about what it’s like to become a Habitat homeowner or to volunteer with Habitat by reading our testimonials.