History of Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County, Inc.

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 affiliates first home was completed for the Bivens Family in West Palm Beach. The land was donated from the City of West Palm Beach.
August 1989
 
The affiliate's first Executive Director, Dale Hoteling was hired. The affiliate's second home was completed for the Tolbert Family in West Palm Beach. The land for this home was donated from 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, expanded the number of Habitat homes and acquired the Habitat Thrift Store.
July 2006
 
The affiliate opened the doors to its 15,000 square foot ReStore, a home improvement resale outlet.
October 2006
 
The affiliate celebrated its 20th year and the completion of its 64th home.
January 2007
 
The Westgate Village project begins. This is a 14 home subdivision, located in the Westgate area of West Palm Beach.
January 2008
 

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

October 11, 2008
 
Westgate Village is complete.
April 21, 2010
 

The 100th home dedication takes place in Kennedy Estates.

June 5, 2010
 

The Affiliate purchases and moves into a new, larger ReStore at 6831 North Military Trail in Riviera Beach, Florida, and celebrates with a grand ReOpening.

October 28, 2011

Celebrated the first home dedication in the City of Lake Worth for the NSP2 program. It is the first of 30+ homes that will be built in partnership with the NSP2 consortium.

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 Target area.

May 2014
 
Celebrated the Community Dedication of Kennedy Estates II, a 19 home community in Jupiter.
June 2015
 
Opening of second ReStore in Greenacres.
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.