Build More than a House.
Build a Home.

Habitat for Humanity Camrose.

Habitat builds strength, stability and independence for families through affordable homeownership.

Scott McGillivray

Our vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

The Need for Affordable Housing

There is an urgent need for affordable housing around the world, nationally, and right at home in Camrose.

  1. Globally: 1.6 billion people need adequate shelter
  2. Nationally: 1.5 million Canadian households live in core housing need. This represents 13% of all Canadians.
  3. Locally: 800 Camrose families are in need of affordable housing. This is the equivalent of one family on every block. This includes at least 500 children in Camrose, which is equal to the enrollment of one of the city’s largest schools.

OUR MISSION.

Habitat for Humanity Camrose helps families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

Habitat for Humanity – Affordable Home Ownership model

With the help of volunteers and generous donors, we build decent and affordable homes that provide a solid foundation for people to build better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat homeowners volunteer up to 500 hours and pay an low interest, affordable mortgage – geared to their income – to buy their home. The affordable mortgage payments go into a revolving fund that allows Habitat for Humanity to build more homes and provide more people with affordable home ownership opportunities.

The application process

All Habitat homeowners go through a rigorous application process so that we can determine their level of housing need, their ability to repay Habitat’s interest-free mortgage, and their willingness to partner with us, which includes up to 500 hours of volunteering.

Qualified Habitat homebuyers are:

In need of better housing

Potential homebuyers might be dealing with poorly maintained, unhealthy or overcrowded housing; unaffordable rent; inaccessible housing for people living with disabilities; or have other shelter needs.

Willing to partner with Habitat

Habitat homebuyers put in 500 hours of volunteer time with Habitat. This typically involves helping build their own home or the homes of others in the program, volunteering in their local Habitat ReStore as well as taking classes in personal finance, home maintenance and other home ownership topics.

Able to make affordable mortgage payments

Habitat offers home buyers an affordable home ownership opportunity. Their mortgage payments cycle back into the local Habitat for Humanity to help build more affordable houses.

Habitat for Humanity Canada

Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home.

Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership.

With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 55 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world.

Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.

What are you waiting for?

The Habitat Solution

  • We build homes with volunteers and community partners.

  • We sell these homes to hardworking families at fair market value, but at a payment they can afford.

  • Habitat’s affordable mortgage allows families that cannot qualify for a traditional mortgage to own their own home.

  • Families build strength, stability and self-reliance through home ownership.

The ReStroe Camrose

ReStore

Find quality new and used items at bargain prices. All proceeds help build more homes!

Volunteers

Volunteer

Want to find a rewarding volunteer opportunity? We’re looking for you!

Donate

Your donations make a long-lasting difference for families in our community

Getting A Home

Apply for a home

Are you renting and looking for an affordable way to buy your first home?

Apply today.

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