Ruskin, FL (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
After the yearlong validation process by Tampa Bay Business Journal, Florida Home Partnership, Inc. (FHP) ranked 20th among top 24 home builders in the Tampa Bay metro-area. Ranking is based upon the number of home closings in 2011. This marks the first time FHP has been listed in these rankings. Until recently, FHP, a state certified non-profit home builder, has built homes exclusively for first time home buyers utilizing the USDA Mutual Self Help Housing Program.
Earl Pfeiffer, FHP’s Executive Director stated, “Being ranked among the top home builders in our market validates the professionalism, capacity and efficiency our agency offers the housing industry and the overall community.” He further comments, “This is a testament to the communities we develop, the homes we build and the clients we serve.”
FHP creates large master-planned communities that are indistinguishable from market-rate communities. Having built over 550 homes and six communities, FHP self help homebuyers are required to provide 600 hours of labor towards the construction of their homes. FHP collaborates with the United States Department of Agriculture(USDA), the affordable housing offices of Hillsborough and Pasco Counties and the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) in Washington D.C.
With the addition of a new 80-unit townhouse development, Alexander Woods in Plant City, Florida, Pfeiffer anticipates exceeding the 2011 production in 2013. The townhomes sell from $89,000 and do not utilize the self help method of construction. Swimming pools, a clubhouse and playgrounds are offered in many of FHP’s newest communities.
For more information or interviews, contact Joey Henderson at 813.672.7860 or email him at Joey(at)flhome(dot)org.
About the Florida Home Partnership
Florida Home Partnership (FHP) is a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) that offers affordable homeownership opportunities to low and moderate-income first-time homebuyers. Utilizing the USDA Mutual Self-Help Housing Program (SHOP), the government program began over 40 years ago, and mirrors the "barn raisings" of the Quakers with neighbors helping neighbors to build their homes together. FHP also receives funding from the Housing Assistance Council (HAC), County and State programs. FHP provides participants with guidance and tools. No construction experience is necessary. This program is ideal for families with limited income who desire homeownership in rural communities. For more information about the program, call 813-672-7860 or visit http://www.flhome.org, friend us at - http://www.facebook.com/Floridahome, follow us at - @flhome1.