To further expand on our mission and vision Housing & Education Alliance (HEA) developed the MY Home America housing program which promotes opportunities for economic empowerment for individuals and the community.

Heart Awards

2015 HEART Award Sponsorship Package (print & complete)
2015 HEART Program Advertising Form (print & complete)
2015 HEART Award Auction Donation Form (print & complete)

A city trapped in time, Havana captures the imagination like no other. Faded glamour meets careful colonial-era reconstruction with a backdrop of irresistible color. Havana is about wandering the streets, wafted cigar smoke, rum and sensual salsa; of people-watching, pausing in bars for a mojito or marveling at the reliability of the 1950s Chevys that flash past in a range of vivid reds, pale blues, purple, deep green, yellows and pinks, complementing the pallor of the architecture. All of this and more will come alive during the fourth annual HEART Awards taking place on Friday, April 24, 2015 which will kick off with a HEART of Havana reception and auction bazaar 6 pm, followed by dinner, awards and a party that continues until 11 pm.

The HEART Awards celebrate the love of home and the American Dream of homeownership which are at the very core of the services the Housing and Education Alliance provides to individuals and families that are facing financial crisis or are in need of guidance and coaching on how to purchase a home the right way. This task is daunting and certainly cannot be done alone, therefore, to recognize the outstanding contributions of leaders in the community (as they relate to helping with housing issues), and celebrate success stories of those they serve, HEA will host the fourth annual HEART (H = housing E = education A = alliance R = residential T = triumph) Awards – an entertaining and inspiring evening event and recognizing outstanding achievement by individuals, groups and businesses in the several categories including Collaboration, Homelessness, Real Estate, Housing, Education, Volunteerism and Leadership.

The HEART Awards has become the premier event in Tampa Bay recognizing individuals and organizations that support housing education, development, and financing for first-time homeowners or home owners at risk. The celebratory event recognizing industry leaders has grown every year much due to the influence of the award-winning Housing and Education Alliance – both the host and recipient of this fundraising and awareness-building event.
Because of its popularity, this special event will move to a Friday evening in 2015 and in addition to multi-media presentations on HEA, and individual success stories from the organizations’ constituents and the recipients of the awards themselves, the HEART Awards will give an authentic nod to old Havana. The HEART Awards has consistently provided guests and sponsors alike a one-of-a-kind, experience and the 2015 event will be no different with triumphant stories, high-energy entertainment, and a festive awards party with dinner and dancing.

For information or forms for nominations, sponsorships, tickets or advertising please click link above.

To pay for sponsorship or advertising or to purchase tickets please scroll to bottom.

HEART Pictures 1         HEART Pictures 2         HEART Pictures 3

Video from 2014 Heart Awards

Video from 2013 Heart Awards

Video from 2012 Heart Awards

Purchase your HEART Tickets – $125.00 each

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And the 2015 HEART Award winners are…


Wells Fargo-Build Blitz


Anthony Jones,
Bright Community Trust Fund


Robert Paredes,
I Mortgage

Real Estate

Angela Duncan
Duncan Duo at Remax


Patricia Wingo
Tampa Housing Authority


Center for Affordable Homeownership


Jeremiah Kerr
Ybor Youth Clinic/USF Health


Military Warrior Support Foundation & Wells Fargo

HEART Award Sponsors

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