1989: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami began as a small but dedicated group of volunteers in southern Miami-Dade County that built 14 homes in the Perrine neighborhood.
1991: The Jimmy Carter Work Project came to riot-torn Liberty City to help rejuvenate the community by infusing it with pride through home ownership and spreading the "theology of the hammer". At the end of seven days, 14 homes stood as evidence of that effort.
1992: Hurricane Andrew, a category-5 storm, roared through South Florida but was not match for the sturdy 27 Habitat homes in South Dade. Nearly 200 homes were built for Andrew's displaced victims including over 40 homes in Goulds built on 10 donated acres and more than 90 homes in South Miami’s Habitat Villas community.
1997: The organization was meeting demands for affordable housing in both the northern and southern parts of the County.
2006: Habitat constructs Scott Carver homes in Liberty City.
2009: Miami Habitat continued working in rural areas of the county, building Jordan Commons, a model community based on sustainability andenergy-efficiency. It is the 2nd largest Habitat community in the US, featuring 187 homes, large green spaces and a community center.
2010: The affiliate was awarded a three- year grant of $11 million dollars from HUD through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP 2). This grant focused on 6 census tracts in Liberty City, where the affiliate committed to build 114 new single-family homes and purchase and rehabilitate 40 foreclosed properties. We are currently completing the construction of the last 50 homes included in the grant agreement.
2012: Habitat Miami completes its NSP2 project, on time and on budget, bringing home ownership to 163 new Liberty City families.
2013: In January, the organization re-engaged in southern Miami-Dade County with the launch of Habitat Landings, a community of 65 contiguous single-family homes in South Miami Heights.
2014: Miami Habitat Celebrates its 25th year of providing home ownership to Miami Dade families.
2015: Habitat celebrates the completion of its 1,000th home in Miami-Dade County.
2016: The Miami Habitat Women's Council put together their first annual Hard Hats & High Heels cocktail reception, which soon became a fixture in the social calendar and has supported the construction of homes for single moms in Miami-Dade.
2018: Habitat Landings is completed during Miami Habitat's 20th annual Blitz Build in February 2018. Habitat landings is now a 65-home community in South Miami Heights.