our history

September 1976

Habitat International is formed by Millard and Linda Fuller. The Fullers move to Americus, Georgia, and open Habitat’s first headquarters.

October 1986

J.B. Bramuchi, a retired General Contractor, and friends formed the Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County affiliate. The office was set up in a Sunday School classroom at Wagg Memorial Methodist Church in West Palm Beach.

1988

The affiliate’s first home was completed for the Bivens Family in West Palm Beach. The land was donated by the City of West Palm Beach.

January 2005

The affiliate merged with Lighthouse Habitat for Humanity (Jupiter affiliate) which: expanded the affiliate boundary lines to the Martin County Line.

October 2006

The affiliate celebrated its 20th year and the completion of its 64th home.

January 2007

Successfully undertook the Westgate Village project . This is a 14-home subdivision, located in the Westgate area of West Palm Beach.

January 2008

The Kennedy Estates project is successfully undertaken. This is a 27-home subdivision, located in the Jupiter Gardens area of Jupiter, donated by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

April 21, 2010

The 100th home dedication takes place in Kennedy Estates.

February 2013

Completed construction on 37 homes in Lake Worth in partnership with the Lake Worth CRA and the NSP2 consortium.

2014

Habitat for Humanity International designates Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County (HFHPBC) as a Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) affiliate, and HFHPBC selects Coleman Park, Historic Northwest District and Pleasant City as its NR focus area.


May 2014

Celebrated the completion of Kennedy Estates II, a 19-home community in Jupiter.

October 2015

Opened The Berlin Family Education Resource Center, a 4,000 sq. ft. facility to serve as a hub for homeowner classes and as a community resource for partner organizations.

May 2016

Celebrated the dedication of the 200th home built by the affiliate.

2016

Celebrated 30th anniversary and launched “Building for a Lifetime” HFHPBC’s first capital campaign. Introduced Home Preservation program.

October 2017

Recognized as Palm Beach County Large Non-Profit of the Year by Non-Profits First.

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