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Learn about owning a Habitat home
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You can make a difference with Habitat for Humanity in High River, Okotoks, Black Diamond and Turner Valley

There is an ongoing need for affordable home ownership for families in our communities

The Foothills Region Report of Housing and Homelessness Needs Assessment, completed in 2013, identified that 25% of the population of Okotoks and High River were paying more than 30% of their income on housing, rising to 31% in Black Diamond.

Between 7% and 10% of these populations were identified as being in dire housing need - paying more than 50% of their income towards housing. Housing affordability is declining in most Foothills towns, and this lack of affordable housing can take a toll on families, health and education

In 2016, an Okotoks study on Housing and Social Needs Assessment of Low Income Earners recommended that the Town of Okotoks create a continuum of housing options in Okotoks including affordable and subsidized housing.

The Habitat for Humanity home ownership program provides an alternative housing solution for hard-working Foothills families who struggle to save enough for a down payment, through offering a no down payment, no interest mortgage, that's geared to each family's income.

 

Build Update

New duplex build coming in 2018

We have partnered with the Town of Okotoks, Anthem United and Morrison Homes to build a duplex in the new D'ARCY development in Okotoks (renderings below).

We're expecting to break ground in the spring of 2018, and the project is expected to be complete by the end of October 2018.

Own a Habitat home in Okotoks

Habitat Home Ownership is designed for families who:

  • Have kids under the age of 18
  • Have an income between $40,000 and $75,000
  • Have at least one member of the household working full-time (35/hours/week) with a consistent two-year employment history
  • Have lived in the area for two years or more 
  • Are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Do not currently own real estate
  • Have good credit and little debt
  • Are willing to volunteer 500 hours in the community

Current home ownership opportunities:

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  • Duplex
  • 3 bed, 1.5 bath
  • Approx. 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Spring 2018

Learn more about how you can own one of these homes and then take the online Eligibility Quiz. If you qualify, you will be invited to our next home ownership information session to find out more about the process of becoming a future homeowner! 

 

How you can help

Volunteer for special events

We are always looking for help with our casino, at trade fairs, and with a variety of fundraising events. Please get in touch f you're interested in learning more, and one of our committee members will connect with you.

Read the stories of some of our volunteers to see what the experience has meant to them!

Join the Square Foot Club

It costs just $100 to purchase one square foot of building materials for a Habitat home in Okotoks. By making a donation to the Square Foot Club, you're giving local families the opportunity to build long-term stability and independence. Plus, it's an easy way to buy a gift for those who are hard to buy for.

Learn more about joining the Square Foot Club.

Make a donation

You can make a tax-deductible donation of funds, building materials or land.  

 

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you!

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Generous Supporters

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Our Committee Members

marilyn boake

Chairperson

john macleod

Lead Fundraiser

CAROL KNOX

Committee Member

Corene loewen

Committee Member

joann newton

Committee Member

karla lawson

Committee Member

 

“This has opened up so many opportunities for us. We have so many things that we're already looking forward to in our new home."

- KYLE, HABITAT HOMEOWNER IN HIGH RIVER

 

 

 

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