The owners and employees of Home-Tech, a local company in Fort Myers that specializes in air conditioning, major appliances and service and sales, has funded its 16th Habitat Humanity home and turned over the keys to the its owners Ms. Rosabel Hernandez and her sons Jessie and Chris. The owner and both of her sons hail from Lehigh Acres. FL. The turnover ceremonies were highlighted with the blessing of the newly built home, giving a house warming present and turnover of the keys to the lucky recipients of the home.
Home –Tech has been a part of the Habitat for Humanity’s housing projects for the communities in Southwest Florida since 2002. The company’s total donation has amounted to $600,000 since it started participating in building and providing new yet affordable homes to beneficiaries.
The company believes that helping the community is an extension of what their business is truly all about. It is by helping people operate their homes more smoothly that they are able to attain the company’s main goals.
Besides cash funding in the amount of $50,000, the company’s employees also shared their time and provided the labor for the construction of the home.
The CEO of Habitat for Humanity for the Lee and Hendry Counties, Ms. Kitty Green has expressed her gratitude in behalf of Habitat for Home-Tech’s participations in this housing project. She hopes that Home-tech and other local company’s would continue to participate in these types of projects for the community.
Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity that is located in both Lee and Hendry counties have the efforts of volunteers and financial donations to buy and build affordable homes. As of to date, there have been 1,190 families that become beneficiaries of this organization’s housing projects.
To be able to qualify for a home under Habitat for Humanity, each new homeowner must be able to cover closing costs amounting to $1,200. They should also be able to contribute at least 250 hours of what is called sweat equity and participate in a series of classes. The homeowner can pay back the cost of the home through a loan that is set up for a long term period and with no interest.
The payments that the homeowners has made are then directed back to the organization and through the housing program where funds are used again to build other new homes for other Habitat for Humanity beneficiaries.