Habitat for Humanity celebrates huge milestone

400th home built in community, plans for more
Posted at 2:56 PM, Mar 27, 2017

A bay area Habitat for Humanity celebrates a major milestone. The number of families whose lives they've changed is an awe-inspiring number.

The organization is changing the face of a local community. The quiet neighborhood of Stevens Creek boasts nearly 50 homes built by Habitat for Humanity. The newest home marking the 400th one built since 1985.

It's the homecoming the Piantadosi family never saw in their future. 

"We moved around a lot it was almost like every two years whether it was from the rent increasing to not being safe environments," said Amanda Piantadosi, the new homeowner.

Eager eyes took in their new home. What the family lacked in means more than made up for in smiles. 

"It means security, safety," said Piantadosi, "A firm foundation."

Her dream home representing a bright future. Marking an unprecedented 67% growth for the non-profit compared to last year. 

"I can say I own a home and I always have a place to go to. It's such a blessing," she said.

Others soon to share this blessing. Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County plans to build 54 homes this year. The non-profit looking for similar families who need a helping hand.