On Tuesday April 19, at 10 am Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC will be breaking ground on a new multi-family, affordable housing project in Castlegar. Four families will be given the opportunity to achieve the dream of affordable homeownership thanks to Habitat for Humanity’s newest build project in Southeast BC. Located at 560 8th Street in Castlegar.
Neil Coburn, volunteer chair for Habitat Southeast BC is incredibly proud of this project, “This build signifies a renewed effort towards of our capacity to deliver on the Habitat ideals and signals what we hope will be many more Habitat home projects throughout Southeast BC. There is a critical need for housing in our area and Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC is here to help.”
Construction of the multi-family build is expected to be completed by early 2023, when 4 new Habitat families will be handed keys to their very own home. “Selected Habitat families are not given the home. They buy it.” Says Coburn. “They must satisfy several criteria: have the ability to pay an income-appropriate monthly mortgage, be in need of decent, affordable housing, and be willing to partner with Habitat. As part of that partnership the family must volunteer a total of 500 hours toward helping with the build and/or volunteer within the community for other worthwhile organizations.
Habitat for Humanity believes that access to affordable housing is a basic human right, that should be available to all. Habitat Southeast BC is committed to helping families forge a path out of poverty and into safe and secure housing they can call their own.
Since 1999, Habitat for Humanity has built 21 homes in our Southeast BC region and partnered with more than 25 families. Although Habitat affiliates in each region of Canada seeks to build homes for local families, each one goes about this mission in a way that suites their community(ies). Here at Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC, we have prioritized:
i Increasing the number of Partner Families we provide safe, affordable housing to through home ownership.
ii Building our capability and capacity to realize our vision and mission.
iii Expanding our impact across the Southeast BC region.
iv Habitat is currently looking for organizations, businesses, and individuals to partner in support of our work in the community. Community members can also support the project by donating funds or salable items, or shopping at one of our Habitat ReStores
Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC is a Canadian registered charity, and we are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada and Habitat for Humanity International. Our mission is to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership. We serve the Boundary and Kootenay regions of British Columbia.
Habitat Southeast BC builds affordable housing for ownership, provides mortgage and home ownership support. It operates two ReStores in Castlegar and Grand Forks. For more info on Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC go to www.hfhsebc.org
Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC