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Habitat for Humanity began construction on a six-plex in the northwest Calgary community of Bowness in November 2016 and the homes were complete in October 2017.
The project was aided by financial contributions from numerous sponsors, donors and community partners, including the Government of Alberta, the CREB® Charitable Foundation, the Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) and Hockey Helps the Homeless. See all of our partners.
Every Habitat home is built above code, with adequate space for all family members. We engage quality trades and architects, ensuring that our homes is safe and built to last.
We adhere to the community design specifications, which means our homes blend in seamlessly with the surrounding properities.
Families who partner with Habitat to achieve home ownership are comprised of employed parents and their children. Parents have all demonstrated employment stability – they are employed in a range of roles. Our current homeowners include paralegals, construction workers, transit operators, bank tellers, customer service and sales representatives, and production workers.
Families purchase their homes from Habitat at fair market value through our unique Affordable Mortgage. This is a no-interest, no-down payment mortgage with monthly payments guaranteed to be no more than 25 per cent of monthly income. Learn more about owning a home.
Habitat for Humanity acquires land in the same manner as other developers and homebuilders in the city. When opportunities come to market, we investigate their feasibility, connect with city planning and development staff, and make an offer, if the finances other factors mean that affordable homes suitable for families can be constructed on the site.