HfH Edmonton’s Blog: Dolce Vita Homes in partnership with Beaverbrook Developments donates home to Habitat for Humanity for second consecutive year.

Spruce Grove, Alberta – For the second year in a row, Dolce Vita Homes in partnership with Beaverbrook Developments has made homeownership possible for a deserving family. Last year they donated a home in Leduc and this year the home is nestled in Spruce Grove. The home was pledged during the 5th Annual Habitat Day in the Capital Region this past April, when five home builders announced they would each donate a home to Habitat for Humanity Edmonton.

“Habitat for Humanity represents a great opportunity for Dolce Vita Homes to give back to the community in which we work and live in,” said Stewart McAndrews, President, Dolce Vita Homes. “It makes the Dolce Vita family of employees, contractors and suppliers extremely proud because the program represents so many of the same family values that we believe in like stability, pride of ownership, security and strength of family. If, as a homebuilder, we can help to contribute to the growth of these values, then we not only feel obligated but honored to help the deserving families. The Habitat for Humanity model is sustainable and will help families grow economically, socially and academically for years to come. It’s a great program that touches all involved in a positive meaningful way.”

Sustainable, affordable housing is a priority for the Government of Alberta, who supports Habitat for Humanity, whose affordable home ownership model has proved to work across the province.

“The Government of Alberta is committed to providing affordable housing options to all Albertans, and we know that this can only be achieved through strong partnerships,” said Jeff Johnson, Minister of Seniors. “We’re proud to support Habitat for Humanity Edmonton in their continued efforts to bring more home ownership to Alberta’s families.”

“Dolce Vita Homes and Beaverbrook Developments have been tremendous supporters of Habitat’s work in our capital region,” said Alfred Nikolai, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “Over the past two years they have helped two families break the cycle of renting. As these families pay their interest-free mortgage back to Habitat, the funds will be used to build more homes in Leduc and Spruce Grove. This gift will continue to help families for many, many years to come.”

Making the transition from renting to home ownership will be a great opportunity for Landon and her son. “This is a great opportunity for us, as a full time working mom this is finally our chance to get a manageable step up and help volunteer for others in the same circumstance,” said Landon. “I’m looking forward to moving into this new home to have something stable for my son.”