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.