Manatee Habitat builds Affordable Homes

First Hope Landing and Next……Poling Gardens!

What everyone needs are affordable homes that are affordable to live in!

Manatee Habitat prides itself on the type of construction choices our team make every day. Bruce Winter, Director of Construction, is adamant that the homes must last, and be affordable to live in. Bruce brings this passion for affordability to every aspect of the job every day. Because of that, our first purpose build community Hope Landings, earned many awards!

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Hope Landing Home’s Achievements

Manatee County Habitat is respected as a leader in building energy efficient, sustainable and affordable homes.    The awards and recognition for the Hope Landing homes are:

Manatee & Sarasota Counties Homebuilders Association – Parade of Homes – Best in Category

One home was entered in the Multi-Family – Category 1 which is for 1 to 4 home units.  Out of eight sub-categories we won five:  Best Architectural Detail, Best Floor Plan, Best Curb Appeal, Best Kitchen and Best Master Bedroom.  There were many entries in our category from large developers building more expense homes.

SWFWMD Florida Water Star

Hope Landing has been certified as a Florida Water Star Development.

Energy Star Certified

Every home built has been certified to the standard in effect at time of construction or now being built to 3.1 standard.

Southeast Builders Conference – Aurora Awards – Green Construction – Affordable Housing and Best Energy Efficient Home

Received awards in both categories.  All homes in develop are built to the same or improved standard as we continue construction.

Florida Green Build Coalition Certified

Most homes built were certified to the standard in effect at time of construction or now being built to current standards.

United States Green Build Coalition – LEEDS Gold

Three homes have been certified but all are built to same standard.

United States Green Build Coalition – LEEDS Platinum

Two homes have been certified which made them the first residential homes in Manatee County, Florida to receive the Platinum certification.

US Green Building Council Florida Gulf Coast Chapter – 2013 LEEDership Awards Outstanding Projects of the Year – Affordable Housing

Our houses at Hope Landing were recognized as a leader in affordable housing across a 14 county area along the gulf coast of Florida for their many energy efficient and sustainable features.

Department of Energy – Environmental Protection Agency – Challenge Home Certified

One recently construction home received the first certification in the State of Florida for our affordable home and the first among all Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the USA.  Our next two homes currently under construction will also be certified.

Department of Energy – Housing Innovation Award For Affordable Innovation on the Path to Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes

Award was presented to only four construction companies or organizations in the country.  Our home was the only one built by a non-profit organization and the only one built with all volunteer labor.  Award was presented in Irvine CA during the DOE Solar Decathlon.