SPRUCE GROVE, ALBERTA. Habitat for Humanity Edmonton is celebrating 30 years of serving families, and a big part of that celebration is their 30th Anniversary Build, which is happening in the community of Spruce Grove. Habitat plans to build a duplex for two families and anticipates that the project will be underway in mid-July with a mixture of volunteers, staff, and contractors building on site.
The first Habitat project in Spruce Grove dates back to 1999, when a single family home was constructed for a local family. There are now 10 Habitat homes in the community, and these homes have benefitted 15 families.
“2021 is a milestone year for Habitat Edmonton,” said Dr. Ann-Marie Reddy, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “We are proud of our legacy of serving families over the past three decades, and we’re pleased to be able to celebrate this milestone in the City of Spruce Grove. Many different individuals and groups come together to make Habitat projects successful, and this build will be no exception. We’re looking forward to providing a hand-up to two deserving families when these homes are completed in late 2022.”
Since 2005, the Government of Alberta has supported Habitat homeownership in communities across the province. The $200,000 of funding they have provided for two homes will help Albertan families with much needed stability for years to come.
“There continues to be a need for more affordable housing in the province, and once again, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton is stepping up. Once complete, the project in Spruce Grove will become homes for two deserving families. I applaud Habitat for Humanity’s dedication to providing homes for families in need and creating jobs for people in the region,” said Alberta Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon.
Habitat projects are only successful because of community support. The City of Spruce Grove has been an ardent supporter of Habitat projects by helping the charity to acquire land and/or through affordable housing funding.
“Providing affordable housing options to local families will not only support them on their journey to home ownership, but it will also help to build our community, support our economy, and provide us with an opportunity share the many reasons why Spruce Grove is a great place to call home,” said Mayor Stuart Houston.
Habitat Homeownership is open to families who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, have at least one child under the age of 16 residing at home, have a credit score of 650 or higher, and whose household income is between $35,000 and $65,500 per year. No cash down payment is required for the home. Homeowners gain access to market appreciation with no exposure to market depreciation, pay affordable monthly payments based on 50% of the value of the home, and are building equity with each payment.
About Habitat for Humanity Edmonton
Habitat brings communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, please visit HFH.org.
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