Yes, You Can! Become a Habitat Home Owner today

Believe in the possibility of owning your own home today and move forward with the life you want.

Owning your own home is not as daunting as it may appear. When you think of homeownership, images of happy, thriving families come to mind, but you often don’t think about the journey it took to get to that point. In reality, many Albertans cannot invest in savings at the end of each month once bills are due, and it is difficult to break free from the rental cycle. At Habitat for Humanity, you are not defined by your financial status, your job, or your story. We are breaking the mold to help you see that yes, you can. Yes, you can own your own home today. Yes, you can invest in your community without fear. We believe in the foundations of strength, stability and independence. So what does that look like for you?

The Habitat for Humanity homeownership model

At Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, we are firm believers in the power of people to change lives and futures. One value we uphold is that strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities. We bring together volunteers, builders, business partners and homeowners to promote understanding and independence.

The Habitat for Humanity homeownership program is a piece of the puzzle to help you say yes to a world of possibilities. We are here alongside you to help remove the barriers to homeownership.

  • Yes, you can plan for a better future for yourself and your family
  • Yes, you can have a home today
  • Yes, you can find community
  • Yes, you can have things that matter to you
  • Yes, you can pay it forward

By taking small steps today, you can make a big change by moving into your own home and moving forward to pursue your dreams and a sense of belonging! To make dreams a reality, we work directly with all levels of government and community partners to ensure our offerings are adding sustainable solutions to Alberta’s affordable housing conversation,  and not just band-aids on a complex issue. We saw a need in our communities to promote affordable homeownership opportunities as prices continue to rise due to inflation. The Habitat program involves community leaders and volunteers in building quality homes for eligible families and individuals. Once you have been approved, our team works with you to find the best home for your needs. When you are ready to move forward, our buyback program allows you to sell your Habitat home while creating a new opportunity for the next Habitat homeowners to start their journey.

How does being a homeowner impact your life?

What could change by saying yes to possibilities, today? We heard from new Habitat homeowners and asked about what they have been able to do because they said yes to Habitat homeownership. Here’s what they had to say:

  • “We have the ability to take a vacation as a family because we have the ability to save money each month.” – Amanda
  • “My kids and I are planting a garden and enjoying time outside in our own space for the first time.” – Emerald
  • “We are personalizing our rooms and making our home unique and something to be proud of.” – Rhea

A simple yes can move you towards the life you aspire for yourself and your family. Becoming a homeowner not only impacts you, but it has a ripple effect on your family and generations to come. Through establishing a stable environment, you can save money that can go towards your children’s education and encourage them to pursue their dreams.

What makes the Habitat Homeownership program unique?

If you have not qualified for a traditional mortgage or have struggled to save for a down payment in the past, don’t give up!

  • Habitat homes do not require a down payment, and we prepare you to be a successful homeowner
  • Your mortgage is split in half. You pay the first mortgage over the first 20 years and the second mortgage after that. This ensures your monthly payments are affordable. 
  • Each month, you build equity. If the market value of your Habitat home increases, you also have a share in the increased equity
  • You have more control over your money compared to renting
  • You are part of a diverse community through volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Edmonton
  • You can build relationships with your neighbours and grow into who you want to become in your community

Single applicants, individuals looking for housing with extended families, and families are all eligible to become Habitat homeowners. Choosing to say yes can help you grow roots in your community and help you grow into the person you have dreamed of.

What are you waiting for?

Interested in learning more? Check out our eligibility criteria and the application process for more details, or contact us today and find out more about Habitat for Humanity Edmonton and the communities we are invested in.

Saying yes to your future is easier than you think, and we can’t wait to see what you will do in transforming lives around you!

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