May 18, 2022 – Tuesday morning, the 12th Habitat for Humanity home built by Santa Fe College students in Construction and Technical programs rolled off the Northwest Campus and to its permanent home in northeast Gainesville. The house is built, in part, by students preparing to enter the fields of carpentry, HVAC, electrical and plumbing. They work with crews from Habitat for Humanity as well as the family who will ultimately become the home’s new owners to construct the new facility.
“This has been an incredible partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Builders Association of North Central Florida,” SF President Paul Broadie II, Ph.D. said. “Our students not only get the valuable training they need to be successful in their chosen fields, but also get the opportunity to serve the community and help promote social and economic mobility for a family in our community.”
The home, is now located on the 1400 block of NE 4th Avenue in Gainesville, where a few finishing touches will be added before it will be ready for the Hill family will be able to move into the home. Families selected to receive a Habitat house have themselves volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in order to be eligible.
Work on the 13th Habitat house is scheduled to begin in the fall.