Local woman a has a new place to call home

A home dedication ceremony was held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 23 for the Santa Fe IV Habitat for Humanity house. The event brought together community partners including Santa Fe College, Builders Association of North Central Florida (BANCF), Bank of America Charitable Foundation and Alachua Habitat for Humanity for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the home at 9316 SW 92nd St.

This marks the fourth Habitat for Humanity home built inside the Charles R. Perry Construction Institute at Santa Fe College in collaboration with SF students, BANCF apprentices and the Student Builders Association, and Alachua Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

“The program symbolizes the mutually beneficial nature of unity and collaboration,” Scott Winzeler, Executive Director of Alachua Habitat for Humanity said.

The new homeowner Susan Weaver said she is most excited for the opportunity to turn a house into a home. As a homeowner she is able to enjoy small pleasures such as gardening, owning pets and having guests.

“I never thought I’d have my own home again,” she said. “Then I met the people at Alachua Habitat and it all fell into place.