Notable guests will attend event introducing new South Apopka subdivision


Habitat for Humanity Seminole-Apopka announced a roster of local notable guests that will attend an event introducing plans for a new South Apopka subdivision consisting of 58 single-family affordable homes.

Habitat for Humanity Seminole-Apopka is hosting the one-hour breakfast event “Town Hall for Homes” on Friday, February 24, at 8 a.m. in the John Bridges Community Center, 445 West 13th Street, Apopka.

Notable guests include:

  • Mayor Joe and Mrs. Cheryl Kilshiemer, City of Apopka
  • Commissioner Bryan & Mrs. Debbie Nelson, Orange County
  • Glenn A. Irby, City of Apopka
  • Bill Finfrock, FINFROCK
  • Eric Bennett, Coca-Cola Company
  • Brian Furgala, GrayRobinson
  • Wendy Kurtz, Elizabeth Charles & Associates
  • Natalie Arrowsmith, Arrowsmith Realty
  • Fred Brummer, Brummer & Rogers PA
  • Debbie Perez, Waste Management
  • Rod Love, Community Synergy Group
  • Clarence Tibbs, STE Electrical
  • Dale Lind, Life Leadership
  • Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates

Previously called New Horizons with only 56 single-family homes, project partners changed the name to Juniper Bend. Two more single-family homes were added to the project for a total of 58.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs mentioned that the New Horizons project was once Hawthorne Village in her 2016 State of the County address.

The difference between Juniper Bend (New Horizons) and Hawthorne Village, a 70-unit project, is whereas Hawthorne Village was a rental, Juniper Bend will provide homeownership opportunities.

Between late spring and early summer this year, local families would begin constructing the first group of affordable houses. Families have committed to New Horizons through Habitat’s homeownership program.

The Orange County government, Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando, Habitat for Humanity Seminole-Apopka, and Homes in Partnership are collaborating on Juniper Bend.

Click here to RSVP for the event.

The Apopka Chief will have an updated post on this event at a later date, as well as an extended story in the Friday, March 3, print edition.