HabiJax and the New Town Neighborhood
HabiJax is a multifaceted organization with many roles: builder, community developer, mortgage lender and affordable-housing advocate. HabiJax has been building homes in the urban core – the neighborhoods that surround downtown – for over 25 years. In 2011, HabiJax committed to the enhancement of the New Town neighborhood in Jacksonville, partnering with the residents and the New Town Success Zone. Through a $16 million capital campaign, HabiJax has provided resources for the revitalization of New Town, including affordable homeownership opportunities and housing repair projects for non-HabiJax owners in the neighborhood. With over 300 families purchasing HabiJax homes and 190 repair projects completed for New Town families, the neighborhood is being transformed. The 2017 build[her] homes will be another step toward the revitalization of the New Town neighborhood and the families will be joining a community committed to a more secure future for them all.