Alachua Habitat for Humanity home relocated in Gainesville

An Alachua Habitat for Humanity home built by Santa Fe College students and apprentices was moved to its final location in Gainesville on Thursday.
An Alachua Habitat for Humanity home built by Santa Fe College students and apprentices was moved to its final location in Gainesville on Thursday.
Photo by Matt Stamey/Santa Fe College

Santa Fe College (SF) students and apprentices relocated a new house built on campus in partnership with the Alachua Habitat for Humanity to its final site in Gainesville on Thursday.  

According to an SF press release, the home is the 14th built by the organization and college’s partnership, and the third sponsored by Charles Perry Partners Inc. The Builders Association of North Central Florida also sponsors the SF apprentices.  

The college hosted a Home Send Off event for the house on Wednesday at the Charles R. Perry Construction Institute. Trucks arrived Thursday morning to transport the home to its new site. Last year’s house went to High Springs, while this one will make its home in Gainesville at 334 NE 20 Terrace. 

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The home-building takes place in two parts on Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus beginning in August. Students work with crews from Alachua Habitat for Humanity and the family purchasing the home throughout the academic year until the home is ready to be moved to the homesite and reassembled.  

The project aims to help prepare students pursuing careers in construction, electrical and plumbing with a hands-on learning experience while working to build a stronger community. 

Toikeith Reynolds (right), homeowner and recipient of the Alachua Habitat for Humanity house shakes hands with Bryan Harrington, vice president/regional manager of the North Central Florida region
Photo by Matt Stamey/Santa Fe College Toikeith Reynolds (right), homeowner and recipient of the Alachua Habitat for Humanity house shakes hands with Bryan Harrington, vice president/regional manager of the North Central Florida region for Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

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