FORT SASKATCHEWAN – The 16-home Habitat for Humanity build that was started in 2017 as part of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project has now been completed. Habitat supporters celebrated alongside the families who received keys to their homes on Canyon Road. Over 1,600 volunteers spent a combined total of 31,550+ hours on the 16 homes. The new homeowners will pay affordable mortgages with payments tailored to their income and that will never exceed 25 percent of their household income.
“We are thrilled to be completing the build here in Fort Saskatchewan,” said Karen Stone, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “The community has banded together to help their fellow citizens attain affordable home ownership, and they should be proud of what they have accomplished over the course of this project.”
The first Habitat build in the Fort was completed in 2008, and since that time, Habitat has served 39 families in the community. Under the leadership of Mayor Gale Katchur, the City of Fort Saskatchewan has been a tremendously supportive partner of Habitat and proponent of affordable home ownership.
“The City of Fort Saskatchewan is thrilled to see these final few homes from the Carter Build finally finished and going to local families,” said Mayor Gale Katchur. “We are happy to have worked with Habitat for Humanity on this build and look forward to many more years of positive collaboration.”
Habitat for Humanity thanks everyone involved in helping families gain access to affordable home ownership. The key presenters for these homes were Dow Chemical Canada, End of the Roll, and Qualico.