Right now, one in five Canadians is spending more than half of their income on the cost of housing. In Calgary, there are more than 4,000 people on the waiting list for social housing. Parents have jobs and are working hard to provide for their children, but challenges like high rent, chronic illness, or poor living conditions prevent them from ever being able to save and break into the housing market. Home ownership is simply out of the question.
But we know that the struggles of these families don’t need to define their futures. With the stability of a home they can truly afford, parents can thrive at work, kids can thrive in school, and families can make confident plans for their future.With the help of donors, sponsors, community partners and volunteers, we build homes alongside future Habitat homeowners to provide a solid foundation for better, healthier futures. Working families purchase their homes with no down payment and no interest, and mortgage payments never exceed more than 25 percent of each family’s total household income.
Since 1990, we have partnered with more than 300 families across southern Alberta, transforming the lives of almost 900 children.
Families contribute 500 volunteer hours at a build site or at one of our ReStores. They also complete training in budgeting and home maintenance so they can be successful in their new home. Mortgage payments flow into our Fund for Humanity which helps build a future home for another Habitat partner family.Make a Donation
Your donation helps working families build long-term stability and independence. Together, we’re creating a community where every family has a safe and affordable house to come home to – a place where they can lay down roots and make memories, where they can build friendships with their neighbours over the years and feel a sense of belonging. Your donation empowers families to build equity and renewed sense of confidence and pride.
Give Your Time
Each year, thousands of volunteers give their time to help families change the trajectory of their lives through home ownership. Join the ranks of Habitat for Humanity’s volunteers and make a tangible difference right here, right now.
Sign up now: www.habitatsouthernab.ca/volunteer