Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter is investing more than $1 million in new home construction in Lake County this year, and is also restructuring and expanding its corporate and regional offices throughout the two counties.
Kent Adcock, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, said the local agency wants to be “more responsive and in collaboration” with the local communities in the 1,700-square-mile service area that Habitat serves in its mission to provide sustainable home ownership for families earning from 30 to 80 percent of the area median income.
The organization’s back office moved to the Spanish Springs location, 900 Main St., Suite 210, in The Villages last week, he said. That is the site of Habitat’s human relations, payroll, compliance and fund development.
Adcock will operate out of The Villages, while also taking time about twice a week to travel and meet with staff at each of the regional offices, including the Domestic Global Village office in Eustis and the Golden Triangle office, also in Eustis.
“The other offices are in Groveland for south Lake, in Wildwood for north Lake and Sumter and in The Villages for corporate,” Adcock said. “The south Lake and Wildwood offices are awaiting the final build-out and should be operational by the end of July.”
The CEO said The Villages was an ideal site for Habitat’s corporate operations.
“The Villages have been such strong and consistent supporters, both financially and with volunteers, and this role strengthens that partnership,” Adcock said.
An open house and ribbon cutting at Habitat’s corporate office will be hosted from 3-5 p.m. July 23, and the public is invited.
Affiliated with Habitat International, Adcock said Habitat of Lake-Sumter has 13 homes in various stages of completion, including six in Lady Lake.
To donate, volunteer or serve with Habitat, call 483-0434 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.