City of Florence to form partnership with Habitat for Humanity


Florence City Council passed an ordinance Monday to form a partnership with Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity.

The partnership requires that the City of Florence convey two to three properties a year to the organization to help families in need.

Habitat's mission statement says, "Seeking to put God’s love into action, Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope."

The organization's website lists the following principals of Habitat for Humanity:

  1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ
  2. Focus on shelter
  3. Advocate for affordable housing
  4. Promote dignity and hope
  5. Support sustainable and transformational development

The Greater Florence affiliate of Habitat for Humanity "received its charter in 1991 and has since partnered with 40 families and 52 children to help them become homeowners and give them the opportunity for a better life."

Florence City Council members are expected to take up a second reading on the ordinance next month.

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