Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties broke ground February 7 on a new neighborhood that will empower 150 local families to build strength and stability through affordable homeownership. Located in Harlem Heights, the new Heritage Heights neighborhood is conveniently located to offer residents a quick work commute to Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Cape Coral, and Fort Myers.
Heritage Heights will be a strong and thriving community that provides quality, affordable homes for 150 hardworking, modest-income families. It will be the largest Habitat community ever built in the organization’s 38-year history in Southwest Florida.
Heritage Heights will have its own homeowners’ association and feature amenities common in semi-private communities, including a playground, basketball court, gazebo, freshwater lake and streetlights.
The concept for Heritage Heights began more than a decade ago as a solution for Southwest Florida’s affordable housing challenges. Donations from generous individuals, businesses and organizations helped Habitat purchase the 20-acre property in 2016. Environmental studies, site planning, permitting and initial site preparation took nearly four years, with dozens of supporters turning out Feb. 7 to mark the next phase of Heritage Heights’ development. Florida Community Loan Fund provided financing for infrastructure construction (learn more about FCLF & Habitat for Humanity of Lee & Hendry Counties here).
Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. www.habitat4humanity.org