Habitat OnlineThrift Store Now Open!
Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys no longer has a ReStore but we do have a Donations Facilitator that works very hard to collect new and gently used item donations on a case by case basis. 
Donated items are sold to the public through online sales as we do not have a storefront and the proceeds go directly towards building workforce housing for our Lower Keys community members.
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You will find pictures, measurements and information about all available items. Each item will be marked as SOLD when it is no longer available. Like 👍 our Facebook page to receive regular inventory updates and also check out our Instagram @Habitatlowerkeys for new inventory as it comes in. Some items may also appear on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist and OfferUp. For more information about items, to set an appointment to view an item, or to donate email Lily Williamson at admin@habitatlowerkeys.org or call 305-294-9006 EXT. 1.
Sorry, delivery is not available. Items can be viewed by appointment only during business hours 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, special appointments after 5pm or Saturdays must be made 24 hours in advance. No showings are available Sundays.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO NAME NEW DEVELOPMENT IN HONOR OF MARK MOSS

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO NAME NEW DEVELOPMENT IN HONOR OF MARK MOSS

Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys is honoring late Executive Director, Mark Moss, by naming its newest development of homes “Moss Landing.”  Moss, who passed away February 13, 2018, was instrumental in the planning of the development.

Habitat’s current Director, Kristina Welburn, said “Mark Moss was an integral part of the Habitat for Humanity family for many years, serving as a volunteer, board member, construction manager, and Executive Director.

Mark was dedicated to the mission of creating affordable workforce housing in the lower Florida Keys as well as home renovation for low income seniors in our community so they could age with dignity in their homes.

We will be forever grateful for his years of service and his leadership and couldn’t think of a better way to honor his memory than to name our newest development after him.”

Moss Landing will consist of a total of 16 homes comprised of 8 duplexes and will be built on LaFitte Drive on Cudjoe Key.  The homes will be a mix of two and three bedrooms and will be of modular construction, similar to Habitat Landing on Big Pine Key and Bayside Landing and Loewy Landing on Big Coppitt Key. The first four homes have been delivered and the new partner families will be working on the homes as a part of their sweat equity requirements for the home purchase.

Habitat is not currently accepting applications for this project. If you are interested in applying for our home buyer program we encourage you to scroll down and enter your email to subscribe to our newsletter so that you will receive notifications for open application periods. 

The first duplex was delivered in April and will provide homes for two families. 

Applications are now CLOSED for our homeownership program.

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Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys partners with families in need to build affordable energy efficient homes, which are built using professional contractors and volunteer labor.
Each homeowner famil
y is required to invest a minimum of 350 hours of “sweat equity” to become eligible to purchase their home with an affordable mortgage.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP
There are 3 main requirements:

NEED:
Must be a first-time home buyer (have not owned a home in the past three years)
Living in overcrowded, substandard, temporary, or public housing OR paying more than 30% of household income for current housing (cost burdened)
Unable to secure adequate housing through the private market

ABILITY TO PAY:
Have stable employment or other source of income
Have acceptable credit history
Earn an annual income that ensures no more that 30% of earnings will be utilized to pay for housing costs, including taxes and insurance (not cost burdened)
(In order to qualify there is also a maximum income based on Monroe County Affordable Workforce Housing Guidelines, and 70% of household income must be earned in Monroe County)

WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER:
Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents
Applicant families must invest 350 hours of “sweat equity” volunteer labor
Applicants must attend educational home ownership classes
Applicants must reside in Monroe County for 12 months prior to applying.

 APPLICATIONS MAY BE RETURNED BY MAIL TO:

PO BOX 5873, Key West, FL 33045 

OR DELIVERED TO OUR DROP BOX:

471 Overseas Hwy. #102 on Big Coppitt Key

 

 

 

 

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