Coventry Homes presents a family with keys to their new Habitat home in Leduc.

LEDUC, AB – Mostapha, Khadija and their two children were the recipients of a new Habitat home right before the holidays. The home ownership opportunity was made possible through a generous donation by Coventry Homes as part of the 2018 Habitat Day in the Capital Region initiative.

“We are very honoured to support Habitat Day in the Capital Region this year, and couldn’t be more thrilled to present the keys to this beautiful home to its new Habitat family,” said Henri Rodier, President & CEO, Coventry Homes. “Giving back to the communities in which we build is very important to us, and a vital part of the Coventry Homes’ philosophy. Building this home has been a labour of love for the Coventry team and our trade partners, without which this project would not have been possible.

“When a family holds the keys to a home that they own, it changes everything for them,” said Karen Stone, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “When families move into a stable living situation, their stress begins to melt away and is replaced with hopeful optimism; their future is bright. Today we celebrate alongside Coventry Homes, who generously provided this home so that Mostapha, Khadija and their children can thrive.”

The Government of Alberta has been a long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity, and has made it possible for many Albertans to access affordable home ownership through the Habitat program.

“Every Albertan should have access to safe and affordable housing to build their lives around,” said the Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing. “I am proud of our government’s work to advance the Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy with great partners like Habitat for Humanity. Together we are making affordable housing a reality for families across Alberta.”

Also partnering on this home was the Leduc Regional Housing Foundation, who has supported three homes to date in Leduc.

Leduc was one of the first communities outside of Edmonton where the local Habitat has built a home and recognizes the importance of affordable home ownership within the community.

“Habitat for Humanity is an essential part of our community,” says Mayor Bob Young. “Leduc is full of amazing people, and it’s important that we take care of our residents. We are grateful to Habitat for Humanity, Coventry Homes and the Leduc Regional Housing Foundation for their generosity and community spirit, in helping to build a community that we can all enjoy together.”

Habitat thanks Coventry Homes and everyone involved in helping Mostapha and Khadija to achieve strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership.

 

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Thirteen families received keys to their Habitat homes at Carter Place in time for the holidays!

CARTER PLACE, EDMONTON  –  Thirteen families (with a combined 43 children) received keys to their new homes at Habitat Edmonton’s Carter Place development, named in honour of former US President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter. Each homeowner family has volunteered 500 hours as part of their partnership agreement with Habitat. Carter Place will be home to 58 families when completed, and there are currently 30 families living in the development.

“We’re elated that 13 families are receiving homes at this time of the year,” said Karen Stone, President & CEO, Habitat Edmonton. “The peace, joy, and love of the holiday season is so special, and now our families can celebrate a new beginning together in a safe, decent and affordable home.”

The Government of Alberta has been a supporter of Habitat Edmonton’s work in the province and was a supporter of the 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

“Every Albertan, regardless of income, should have a safe and affordable place to call home,” said the Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing. “We know affordable housing is the foundation for a better life. I’m proud of our government’s work with partners like Habitat for Humanity in making this a reality for more families across this province. Our support for projects like Carter Place is a great example of what we are achieving through our government’s Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy.”

The City of Edmonton continues to support Habitat Edmonton’s work for local families and was also a supporter of the Carter Work Project and Mayor Iveson, City Councillors and staff built alongside families.

“There are many reasons why safe, affordable housing is integral to the success of a city,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “It makes economic sense, it strengthens communities and it offers diverse housing options, but most importantly, it delivers stability and security for thousands of Edmontonians.”

Habitat Edmonton thanks everyone involved in helping local families achieve strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. The major donors towards these 13 homes were:

  • ATB Financial
  • Beaver Plastics
  • CGC
  • City of Edmonton
  • CMHC
  • Dow Chemical Canada
  • Government of Alberta
  • The Home Depot
  • Jatec
  • Kristie Charitable Foundation
  • Lafarge
  • Owens Corning
  • PCL Construction
  • Qualico
  • Raywalt Construction


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Two families celebrate newfound home ownership of Habitat for Humanity homes built during the 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

FORT SASKATCHEWAN (Mar. 29, 2018) – Two local families received keys to their new Habitat homes in Fort Saskatchewan. The construction of the homes were started as part of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, a weeklong summer event in 2017 that saw 75 homes under construction in the Edmonton area and another 75 across Canada.

“A Habitat home helps more than a family; it helps a community,” said Alfred Nikolai, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “Our families experience a life transformation through our program. It gives them a much needed boost into affordable home ownership. Many of our families end up selling their home back to Habitat years down the road and, in turn, that home then helps another family. The program keeps on helping families decades later.”

A long-time partner of Habitat for Humanity, the Government of Alberta continues to work toward a province where everyone has a safe and decent place to call home.

“Our government is committed to protecting public services families count on, like affordable housing, and are proud to support Habitat for Humanity’s Carter Work Project,” said the Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing. “I believe that everyone should have a safe and affordable place to call home.  To the families who are starting a new life today, welcome home.”

Under the leadership of Mayor Gale Katchur, the City of Fort Saskatchewan has made significant progress in making affordable home ownership accessible through the Habitat program.

“After all the hard work so many volunteers put into this project, it’s a pleasure to see more families in new homes, thanks to Habitat for Humanity and last summer’s Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Build,” said Mayor Gale Katchur. “The City of Fort Saskatchewan is thrilled to have more affordable housing that enables our residents to get a financial hand up.”

Habitat for Humanity thanks everyone involved in helping families gain access to affordable home ownership. The key presenters for these two homes were Qualico and TELUS.