Welcome to Habitat Collier

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County is one of the oldest and largest producing Habitat affiliates in the world. More than 1,800 families who once lived in substandard housing now own a simple, decent home of their own, having broken the cycle of poverty through their partnership with Habitat Collier.

Trailer Bedroom

Family Escapes 162 Sq. Ft. Trailer

Following row after row of decaying mobile homes, you will find the small trailer belonging to the Saucedo family. Roberto, Mina, Roberto Jr., and Lemay have called this one bedroom, one bathroom camper trailer home for over a year. At 6-by-27 feet, the trailer offers a mere 162 square feet …

Virginia Overcomes Adversity, Drives Semi-Truck

Struggling to find nearby work, Virginia visited an area nursery to inquire about a job. Told that they had no jobs suitable for women, desperate, Virginia said that she would take anything. Now she drives an eighteen-wheeled semi-truck, having been given the opportunity to succeed by that nursery. Habitat Collier …

5-Year-Old Makes First Donation of New Fiscal Year

The first donation of Habitat Collier’s new fiscal year came from an unexpected contributor. Elijah Shumaker, age 5½, brought in a Ziploc bag filled with the money he had been saving for his family’s Florida vacation to donate. “When Elijah found out that we were going to Florida he started …

Volunteer Readies Display Shelves for ReStore

“Dean can fix anything, from a pair of earrings to… well, just about anything!” says Kim Btiyk, eagerly describing her husband. Dean volunteers at Habitat for Humanity of Collier County’s Home Store, as a handy-man of sorts. While shopping for gently-used furniture at the store some years back, Kim noticed …
Haiti Affiliate Summit

Hope in Habitat for Humanity’s Work in Haiti

Ed Hubbard, part of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County’s Executive Leadership, recently participated in the first-ever Habitat for Humanity Haiti Affiliate Summit. Hubbard was given the opportunity to immerse himself in the communities of Simon-Pele and Canaan, Haiti–speaking with locals, building homes, and working alongside fellow Habitat for Humanity leaders. …

Ecumenical Concert a Success!

On Saturday, August 29th, seven local congregations came together for an Ecumenical Concert at Mayflower Congregational Church to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. Thank you to all who attended and helped to raise $3,500 for Habitat Collier. That money will be matched dollar for dollar through our Congregational Matching …

Celebratory Final Payment: “We did it, Mary Ann.”

Celebratory Final Mortgage Payment Made with the late Mary Ann Durso in Mind Just after making her final mortgage payment, Araceli wanted her celebratory photo to be taken in the lobby alongside her steward at Habitat for Humanity, the late Mary Ann Durso. “We did it, Mary Ann,” Araceli said, as …


Goal: At Least 100 Homes

18 Homes Completed

Homes Built to Date:


15 Families Apply for Every Home Built