EcoLODGical: YouthBuild Sarasota

04/01/2005 – HFH Writer

Four young residents of the Newtown community in Sarasota helped build Home Front homes for low-income Newtown residents. The four are part of ecoLODGical: YouthBuild Sarasota, operating under the auspices of the Greater Newtown Community Development Corp., which secured the land for the two houses and lined up qualified buyers. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Bank of America and SunTrust provided financial resources. Construction was financed by the Sarasota Office of Housing and Community Development. Additional assistance came from Dooley Mack Constructors, The Home Depot and the West Coast Minority Contractors Association.