September 13, 2023
EDMONTON, ALBERTA. With World Habitat Day around the corner, municipal leaders from across the capital region convened to lend their hands framing a basement and to see firsthand how Habitat for Humanity Edmonton (Habitat) enacts sustainable and generational change for individuals, families, and communities. Through an affordable homeownership program, Habitat provides a way for families to move from renting to owning a home, empowering them to focus on other meaningful life goals instead of stable housing.
Habitat relies on partnerships with municipalities, homebuilders, and developers to carry out their life-changing homeownership program.
“With housing affordability being a pressing concern, municipal leaders have joined us to see how Habitat for Humanity addresses the issue through our homeownership program,” said Dr. Ann-Marie Reddy, President and CEO of Habitat Edmonton. “The impact of affordable homeownership on families is both immediate and long-term. Through owning a home, parents are able to build equity and save funds, which sets up their children for a successful future.”
Habitat operates a Buy Back program that allows Habitat to repurchase homes from homeowners. The homeowner receives their equity, and Habitat is then able to use the home to serve another family. As the result of the Buy Back program, Habitat has helped an additional 290 families access affordable homeownership. Habitat’s model is sustainable and empowers families to move from renting to eventually purchasing a home on the open market.
Habitat has brought communities together to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership since 1991. To date, Habitat has constructed 369 homes in communities in the capital region – Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan, Devon, Stony Plain, Leduc, and Spruce Grove – and is open to building in other capital region communities in need of affordable homeownership.
About Habitat for Humanity Edmonton
Habitat brings communities together to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. For more information about how Habitat for Humanity Edmonton is empowering families through affordable homeownership, visit HFH.org.
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