Leduc, Alberta – Tristate Homes proudly handed house keys to Muhammed, Shumaliah and their four children during a heart-warming ceremony. The family had partnered with Habitat for Humanity and now has a place to call their own. The home is the second one pledged to Habitat for Humanity by Tristate Homes in partnership with the Leduc Foundation. Tristate Homes pledged their support during the 2014 Habitat Day in the Capital Region campaign. Leduc has had three Habitat homes as a result of the Habitat Day campaign, and Tristate Homes was thrilled to step up again this year.
“Tristate Homes is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity. We are proud to give a very deserving Leduc family their first home. We at Tristate witness the pride of home ownership every time a new homeowner takes possession of their Tristate home,” said Arash Vahdaty, President, Tristate Homes. “We believe that having the ability to own a home is a key staple to a family’s feeling of security and wellbeing. We wish this amazing family a lifetime of happiness, fond memories and an abundance of love in their home.”
The Government of Alberta has seen the benefits of Habitat for Humanity’s affordable home ownership program and has invested in the program since 2006. Since that time over 360 families have been helped by the program, and an increasing number of families continue to benefit.
“Supporting Habitat for Humanity projects is one way our government helps provide safe and affordable homes for Alberta families,” said Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Seniors. “A stable housing situation will contribute significantly to this family’s overall well-being.”
The Leduc Foundation has supported Habitat for Humanity initiatives in Leduc over the years. They have played an important role in partnering with Habitat to make this home possible, and continue to support Habitat for Humanity by investing in the program.
“Leduc Foundation is delighted to be partnering once again with Tristate Homes and Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, to bring another affordable home ownership opportunity to a family in the Leduc Region. The development of affordable housing provides housing options for the seniors, individuals, and families of modest means within our communities.” said Bob Young, Leduc Foundation Board Chair.
Partner families work hard for their Habitat for Humanity home. After investing 500 hours of sweat equity as their down payment, families pay an interest-free mortgage with payments that are never more than 25 percent of their household income. The Habitat mortgage is what makes the home affordable.
“We are proud and pleased to have incredible community supporters such as Tristate Homes,” said Alfred Nikolai, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “Our partners are truly generous and understand how an investment in Habitat for Humanity has an impact on generations down the road. Our program helps families now and also provides a foundation for future generations.”