When we build a house it truly is a “you” experience. Individuals, groups, businesses and corporations donate money, materials and time to make it happen.
HFHH builds newly constructed homes in “redevelopment areas” such as the lower city. Not only is this the best source for affordable land, it also helps keep the property tax the homeowners will be paying low.
A Habitat home is traditionally between 1,100 – 1,400 square feet, may have a garage and basement and have up to five bedrooms depending on the size of the family. The homes are designed and built to Municipal Building Code, as well as being built to energy star standards.
To keep the direct cost of building our homes low, we rely on as much volunteer labour as possible, and have an extensive Gift in Kind program for materials used in the building.
Habitat homes are sold to our partner families at the current market rate, with a 0% mortgage held by Habitat. Monthly payments are held in our “Fund for Humanity” which support future builds. Truly the more we build the more we can build.
- are single or multiple units
- have kitchens, living rooms, eating areas & at least 3 bedrooms
- have a high efficiency furnace
- have 4 new basic appliances
- have quality doors and windows
- have floors with carpet, vinyl or laminate