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Sabahat's story: "From stressed to blessed"

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 9:27:53 AM

 

Speaking to families about the transformational impact of home ownership is one of the best parts of my job.

I meet Sabahat in a cafeteria and I’m excited to hear her story. We dive right in.

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Volunteer Spotlight - Peter

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 3:17:37 PM

What had started as an excuse to “get out of the house a couple of times a week” has become a source of real joy for Peter.

Like most retirees, Peter was searching for something to keep his mind stimulated after calling it a career at Imperial Oil, ultimately electing to start volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in February of 2019.

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Tips to help homeowners become more energy efficient provided by Enmax

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 3:04:15 PM

 Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta recently received support from ENMAX to purchase energy efficiency appliances for the new homes built in Bowness.

But their support didn’t end there. On May 16, ENMAX hosted twelve families at the Calgary Zoo for an evening of energy education.


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5 build updates to get you set for the summer

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 2:48:12 PM

 

Summer is a busy time at Habitat, with many of our major projects in full swing. We have a ton of highlights from all over southern Alberta to share with you. Here’s what you need to know from all of Habitat’s current projects.

Pincher Creek

Construction on the Pincher Creek duplex is underway, after we broke ground in early June. We are proud to be working with Mike Mayer construction – a local builder in the area, with community partners engaging in Build Days  throughout the project.

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Many hands made for light work at 2019 Women Build

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 11:44:54 AM


Spring is in the air!

For most, this means the arrival of April showers and May flowers.

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4 tips to take your dollar further in your family's home

Posted on May 23, 2019 4:08:02 PM

What makes a house a home?

Well, let’s think about it.

If you were to use your own home as an example, you could probably point to any number of material items whose presence in your home transforms what is an otherwise ordinary condo into your own personal happy place. Perhaps you have a treasured piece of art, a lucky rabbit’s foot, or, if you’re  like Nicolas Cage, a prized collection of comic books.  

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New affordable duplex in Okotoks complete thanks to community support

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 12:22:59 PM

In February, we celebrated the completion of a duplex in the D'ARCY community of Okotoks that will provide affordable home ownership opportunities to two local families.

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We were thankful to be joined by many of the supporters who have helped to make the project possible, along with Avon, Romano and their kids who recently moved into one of the homes.

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Volunteer Spotlight – Jeramie Khoury

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 10:55:59 AM

Volunteering on the construction site for Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta has become a family affair for Jeramie Khoury and her family. 

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"A light in the darkness:" Gina's journey to transformational stability

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 10:52:25 AM

Gina, Audrey and Sam are a close-knit family of three.

Walking into their home, you’re greeted by the sweet smell of incense and a cozy sectional with colourful pillows covering virtually every inch.

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4 build updates you won't want to miss

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 10:38:49 AM

We are well into 2019, and we are looking forward to some exciting new construction projects this year.

Already this year, 8 of families have moved into their new Habitat homes in Okotoks and Calgary. We are projecting at least 17 more families will take occupancy throughout the rest of 2019.

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