Edmonton, Alberta – Nine families and a large contingent of guests braved the elements to proudly receive keys to their new Habitat homes at Neufeld Landing, the largest Habitat build in Canadian history, located in Edmonton’s Rutherford community. The families will all be neighbours in a nine-plex, a first build of its kind for Habitat for Humanity in Edmonton. The new homeowners will join the 16 families who moved into their Neufeld Landing homes in September. The development has 39 homes in various stages of construction yet to be completed.
The Government of Alberta continues to help Habitat address the need for affordable homeownership in the Province through continued support of the Habitat program.
“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.”
“Habitat is extremely proud of our Neufeld Landing build,” said Alfred Nikolai, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “Our many donors and volunteers have made this vision a reality. We’re so pleased that another nine families will get a ‘hand up’ into ownership of a modest home with an affordable, interest-free mortgage.”
The major supporters of these nine homes are the Government of Alberta, City of Edmonton Cornerstones, ATB Financial, CGC, ENMAX, Dulux Paints, End of the Roll, Genstar Development Company, Qualico and Scotiabank.