FK Architecture, a Fugleberg Koch Company, is pleased to announce its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Seminole County, and Apopka for Women Build 2021 to raise funds and to provide affordable housing in the local community. The ribbon-cutting will take place on Saturday, September 25 at 9:00 a.m. at 905 South Holly Avenue in the Historic Goldsboro Community in Sanford. This is Habitat’s 200th home.
“Giving back to our community has always been one of our firm’s core principles,” said Kimberly Hellekson, Managing Principal of FK Architecture. “As a team, we are so proud to have the opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity for Women Build 2021. It is a special project where we can all come together to build an affordable, safe and solid home for a local family. We cannot wait to share in their excitement as they enter their new home in September.”
Each year, women come together in support of the Women Build program. With the need for affordable housing greater than ever due to the Covid-19 crisis, women have shown up in record numbers to support each other, with 95% of the project leadership and participation coming from female builders, designers, and architects.
“One in six Floridians face unaffordable housing costs every month, and it is with the support of building partners like FK Architecture that we can help to decrease those numbers,” said Penny Seater, CEO of Habitat for Humanity, Seminole County. “The Women Build campaign will increase the availability of affordable housing, making the dream of homeownership a reality. This type of investment will create a positive, sustainable impact in the Seminole County community for years to come.”
Habitat for Humanity works with individuals who qualify based on income criteria and housing needs. Applicants take financial and home education courses to prepare for successful long-term homeownership. Once the home is built, the family buys the house at an affordable price, accompanied by a mortgage that matches their financial resources and ability to pay.
FK Architecture has pledged to raise $4000. Funds raised throughout the Women Build campaign go toward Habitat for Humanity’s general construction budget to help multiple families within the community.
About FK Architecture
FK Architecture, a Fugleberg Koch Company, is a full-service, multi-disciplined firm of architects, designers, and planners providing architectural design services nationwide. Established in 1963, the firm’s diverse experience includes hospitality, multifamily, student housing, senior housing, mixed-use, and commercial sectors. For more information, visit www.fkcompanies.com.