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4 affordable ways to stop renting and start buying your home in Calgary

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 9:15:03 AM

Buying a home can seem overwhelming to moderate-income Calgarians. There are many barriers to consider and many questions that come up along the way.

Like can I afford it? How do I qualify? Will it be a good investment for my family? Does renting give me greater flexibility?

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[Video] Bowness Home Dedication

Posted on Nov 23, 2018 5:27:45 AM

On October 19th, we celebrated the completion of a four-plex in Bowness that will provide affordable home ownership opportunities to four Calgary families. We were joined by sponsors, donors, community partners and volunteers who have helped to make the project possible, along with the new Habitat homeowners.

"Today is a moment of celebration of our community coming together to help one another. You can see by the amount of people that are gathered here that the construction of these homes is no small feat."

-- Laura Dickson, Director of Families and Volunteers, Habitat for Humanity SOuthern Alberta

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Build update: here's what's happening with Habitat in southern Alberta

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 9:22:24 AM

 With 2018 coming to a close, it’s always nice to look back and reflect on how far we’ve come and how many people have been with us along the way.

There have been some incredible accomplishments, and it’s only possible through your support. Whether you’ve taken part in a Build Day, organized product at our ReStores, or made a donation large or small, every act of generosity is contributing to building a better community for us all.

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CREB® Charitable Foundation announces $1M legacy gift to Habitat for Humanity

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 9:11:29 AM

The room erupted with applause when CREB® Charitable Foundation president, Alyssa Campos announced a one million dollar partnership with Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta at the CREB® Charitable Foundation’s annual general meeting.

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Build update: a quick snapshot of what's happening around southern Alberta

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 3:21:09 PM

What goes into a home? We could all name a few things – a lot of two-by-fours, a few windows, paint, and all those little finishing touches, of course.

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15 most frequently asked questions about Women Build

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 4:30:36 PM

Women Build, presented by Excel Homes, is one of our favourite times of the year.

It's amazing to see what happens when groups of inspired women come together and make a difference in their community.

Over the years, we've had lots of great questions come in from participants - from what to bring, to what's for lunch, to what kind of construction work is available - so we've rounded up the most frequently asked questions to help you know exactly what to expect!

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From tragedy to triumph: one couple's journey to peace and stability

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 4:31:28 PM

 

Sitting at the kitchen table in Kristen and Anthony’s charming home, you might think you're in the company of newlyweds.

This endearing couple playfully tease each other, laughing when their recollections don’t line up perfectly.

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7 things to warm your heart on a cold November day

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 4:40:12 PM

 

There's something bitter-sweet about the year coming to an end.

On the bitter side, there’s the weather (obviously), but on the sweet side, there’s the chance to look back and reflect on some pretty remarkable moments over the year.

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Introducing Sasha Petrovic: Ride through the Rockies Cyclist

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 1:42:36 PM

Sponsored by Star Building Materials, "Ride through The Rockies" challenges cyclists to complete a four day, 410-kilometre journey through the Rocky Mountains. Together they raise money for Habitat for Humanity to help local families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership.

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3 things businesses are doing for families in Calgary and how your's can get involved

Posted on Aug 17, 2017 4:21:31 PM

Have you ever thought about how your business is contributing to the community that supports you?

It’s easy, it’s fun, and it will surprise you what kind of difference you can make.

When it all comes together, great things end up happening. Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta (HFHSA) has many great supporters in our community who go above and beyond to bring strength, stability, and independence to local families. One such company is Cabinet Solutions and the entire Legacy Family of Companies. Here’s how they have stepped up to the plate:

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