Construction funded by Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 25, 2024) - Two families whose homes were demolished and then replaced will receive keys to their new houses Tuesday, March 26.

The families lived in homes that had been damaged or had deteriorated over the years to the point it was more cost-effective to knock the homes down and start over rather than attempting to repair the damage.

The new three-bedroom, two-bath homes were built by Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, a nonprofit whose mission includes providing affordable housing for low-income residents. Hillsborough County Affordable Housing Services provided a total of $700,000 in State Housing Initiative Partnerships funding for the projects. Both homes, about two miles apart, are in Plant City.

Tuesday's celebration and open house will include the presentation of house keys to Geoffrey Black, a retired veteran. This will be the first time Black will see the interior of his new home at 110 Rayburn Rd., Plant City, FL 33566.

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay's mission is "repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.'' The organization provides home repairs, housing, education, and other forms of assistance free of cost, bringing their homes to not just a habitable state but one that is safe and healthy and that they and their families can thrive in.

The programs and services funded by Hillsborough County focus on creating new affordable housing opportunities, training for residents to further their careers and afford home ownership, and infrastructure improvements that enhance the communities around them.

Posted: 3/25/2024, 5:07:19 PM