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OFB Community Builders

One Florida Bank (Honorable Mention) - Orlando, Florida

2021 Community Commitment Awards Submission

  • Entry Category: Affordable Housing
  • Asset Size: Small

OFB Community Builders is a program of One Florida Bank founded in 2019 to support deserving families in the Central Florida community access quality, affordable homes. Working alongside the Central Florida nonprofit Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka, OFB Community Builders has helped create and support a series of unique build days, including “Women Build” and “Raise the Roof” events, served in important leadership positions, and contributed hundreds of hours of support to the organization’s belief that everyone deserves a decent place to live.

Flowing from a One Florida Bank executive’s decades-long volunteer work with her local Habitat for Humanity chapter, One Florida Bank developed OFB Community Builders to bring together experienced bank team members to support Habitat and Central Florida’s increasingly critical affordable housing need.

Since its founding in 2019, One Florida Bank has sought ways to make a local impact by leveraging its expertise and community-focused approach. By focusing on housing, OFB Community Builders builds on home ownership studies showing the long-term stability that comes from providing underserved families with home ownership opportunities. It creates not only a better quality of life for that family, but generational benefits for both them and their community. 

One Florida Bank believes that local decisions can make a strong local impact. OFB Community Builders combines the bank’s organizations leadership, financial expertise, and community mindedness to help grow a more vibrant community where the quality of life is elevated not just for those individuals and families, but everyone in Central Florida.