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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Habitat for Humanity opens applications for four new homes in Lake County


Students from The Villages High School Youth Construction Academy shown at the home they built in Lady Lake from the fall of 2020 to spring 2021.

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida announces it has opened applications for four new homes to be built through Habitat’s Youth Construction Academy program.

The four houses will be located in Lady Lake, Leesburg, Mascotte, and Eustis.

To learn more about Habitat’s Home Ownership program and how to apply, visit The deadline to submit a Home Ownership application is Sunday, May 23.

The Youth Construction Academy began as a singular partnership with The Villages Charter High School and has grown each year to include Leesburg High School, South Lake High School, and Eustis High School.

Students spend time during the school week working side by side with Habitat’s construction staff and professional tradesmen on live construction projects, providing hands-on learning at our dedicated build sites. Students exit the program with valuable industry certificates and access to gainful employment, with the added community benefit of increasing affordable housing opportunities for local families.

For Home Ownership Application Questions please call Veronica: 352-483-0424, extension 124.

Habitat says applications are not yet available for the 55+ neighborhood, The Cottages at Heritage Grove in Tavares that will soon be built. 


 About Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida has been a local Hometown Habitat serving individuals in Lake and Sumter Counties with access and opportunity to affordable housing solutions since 1989.  As an affiliate of Habitat International we empower local families to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter and are united by a shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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