Media & Press ReleasesHabiJax in the Headlines

2017

Publix Super Markets Charities Donates $5 Million to Build Houses and Foster Hope (corporate.publix.com, December 7, 2017)
HabiJax Almost Done With ‘Women’s Build’ Homes Project (wjct.org, November 17, 2017)
Mark Woods: A Thanksgiving gathering that goes back 100 years (jacksonville.com, November 17, 2017)
HabiJax gets $1 million Weaver grant for New Town home-building project (jacksonville.com, August 7, 2017)
HabiJax 2017 Women’s Build to Construct Homes for Female Head of Household Families (myjaxchamber.com, June 20, 2017)

2016

HabiJax hosts 6th annual Golf Tournament
(HabiJax Press Release, February 7, 2017)
HabiJax dedicates 2,000 home during New Town ceremony
(Jaxdailyrecord.com, July 6, 2016)

2,000 homes under its toolbelt, HabiJax focuses on New Town Success Zone
(WJCT.com, June 9, 2016)

HabiJax build milestone 2,000th home
(Jacksonville.com, Jun 9, 2016)

Jaguars employees help HabiJax 
(Jaguars.com, May 24, 2016)

HabiJax to reach major milestone with 2016 Home Builder Blitz
(Jacksonville Business Journal, May 9, 2016)

Power tools from Pearl Jam to HabiJax
(JaxDailyRecord.com, May 4, 2016)

HabiJax to reach 2,000 home milestone during Homebuilders Blitz 2016
(WhatsUpJacsksonville.com, April 27, 2016)

HabiJax and Jaguars help build homes in Jacksonville
(News4Jax, May 16, 2016)

Volunteers swing hammers to help build homes
(News4Jax.com, April 12, 2016)

Home Depot, HabiJax work to frame new homes
(ActionNewsJax.com, April 12, 2016)

FRCSE sailors give back to local community
(dvidshub.net, April 11, 2016)

Jags Team Up With HabiJax to Build Home
(news4jax.com, March 31, 2016)

EverBank, Jaguars Building a Jacksonville Tradition with HabiJax
(Jaguars.com, March 31, 2016)

Weavers Pledge Money to Hope Lodge, New Town Projects
(Jacksonville.com, March 10, 2016)

Ron Littlepage: Past Ideas Are Still Worth Using in Fighting Crime
(Jacksonville.com, March 1, 2016)

HabiJax and Wells Fargo Volunteers Celebrate MLK Day of Service with Rock the Block 2016
(WhatsUpJacksonville.com, January 22, 2016)

HabiJax and Wells Fargo Partner on New Town Project
(JaxDailyRecord.com, January 20, 2016)

HabiJax Landmarks
(Jacksonville.com, January 4, 2016)


2015

City Notes: HabiJax Dedicating Eight Homes Friday
(JaxDailyRecord.com, November 18, 2015)

Building a Home in 24 Hours is ‘Like a Barn-Raising on Steroids’
(JaxDailyRecord.com, October 16, 2015)

New Home Rises in 24 Hours After One Year of Future Owner’s Sweat, Diligence
(Jacksonville.com, October 15, 2015)

HabiJax, Volunteers Build Home in 24 Hours
(News4Jax.com, October 14, 2015)

Nonprofit News: HabiJax, NEFBA to bulid home in 24 hours
(Jaxdailyrecord.com, October 14, 2015)

HabiJax, NEFBA Partner to Build Home in 24-Hours
(WhatsUpJacksonville.com, October 9, 2015)

Recognition for HabiJax
(Jacksonville.com, October 2, 2015)

Publix Supermarket Charities Donates $4 Million to Habitat for Humanity Affiliates
(Businesswire.com, September 29, 2015)

Lead Letter: New Town is a community development effort that should expand
(Jacksonville.com, September 8, 2015)

Improving Lives Through Garbage
(JaxDailyRecord.com, September 2, 2015)

FCS: Jacksonville Native Helps Develop St. Johns Town Center
(Jaxdailyrecord.com, July 27, 2015)

Local Family Surprised With Furnishings
(Jaguars.com, July 30, 2015)

Woman Receives Life-Changing Gesture: A New Roof
(ActionNewsJax.com, June 5, 2015)

Shadrick Sighting: D-Rob competes, Linder builds
(Jaguars.com, June 3, 2015)

EverBank, Jaguars Partner for Home Build With HabiJax
(WhatsUpJacksonville.com, June 2, 2015)

In New Town, Two Dozen Families Buy New HabiJax Homes
(Jacksonville.com, May 29, 2015)

Sweat Earns Home HabiJax Dedication Slideshow
(Jacksonville.com, May 29, 2015)

New Homes for Local Families
(News4Jax.com, May 29, 2015)

HabiJax Helps Locals Become Homeowners
(News4Jax.com, May 29, 2015)

A Home Run Out of the Housing Projects: Donique Wray’s First Gen Success Story
(HuffingtonPost.com, May 26, 2015)

Good News: EverBank and the Jaguars Complete HabiJax Home
(Jacksonville.com, May 22, 2015)

Transforming Our Police Forces: One Student’s Vision for Transformation and Leadership
(HuffingtonPost.com, May 18, 2015)

HabiJax CEO Mary Kay O’Rourke Named 2015 EVE Award Finalist
(WhatsUpJacksonville.com, May 11, 2015)

EVE Awards Finalists Named in Education, Volunteerism and Employment
(Jacksonville.com, May 9, 2015)

HabiJax President & CEO Shares Impact David Hicks Has on Community
(JaxDailyRecord.com, March 30, 2015)

David Hicks Philanthropy Has Benefited Community, HabiJax
(JaxDailyRecord.com, March 30, 2015)

Career Track: HabiJax Hosts 50 College Students
(Jacksonville.com March 16, 2015)

EverBank, Jaguars Team Up With HabiJax to Build Homes
(Jaguars.com, March 20, 2015)

College Students Join HabiJax for Collegiate Challenge
(WhatsUpJacksonville.com, March 18, 2015)

HabiJax Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
(WhatsUpJacksonville.com, February 27th, 2015)

Partnerships Are Key to Success in New Town
(Jacksonville.com, February 5, 2015)

Generation Works’ Service Benefits HabiJax
(Jacksonville.com, February 2, 2015)

Bill Passes to Demolish Homes Contributing to Blight
(FirstCoastNews.com, January 28, 2015)

Roger Cortie, COO Receives NEFBA Award
(WhatsUpJacksonville.com, January 16, 2015)

Judith Sisler Johnston Joins HabiJax Design Committee
(WhatsUpJacksonville.com, January 7, 2015)


2014

Florida Needs to Recommit to Affordable Housing
(Tampa Bay Times, Editorial, December 22, 2014)

A Home Creates a World of Possibilities
(Huffington Post Blog, November 19, 2014)

Nonprofits would get first choice on blighted property
(Jacksonville Daily Record, November 14, 2014)

New Town Rising
(Florida Times Union, Homes Section, November 1, 2014)

City Makes Plans to Address Vacant Buildings
(Action News Jax, July 31, 2014)

Single mom gets new home on the Northside
(Action News Jax, May 20, 2014)

Nonprofit news: EverBank and Jaguars partner to build home
(Jacksonville Daily Record, March 20, 2014)


2013

CNRSE Sailors, Civilians Help Build Homes in Local Community
(Florida Times Union, February 6, 2013)


2012

Professional sign holder, Riverside grandma inspires at Five Points corner
(Florida Times Union, December 24, 2012)

HabiJax Model Home Kicks of New Town Project
(Florida Times Union, September 27, 2012)