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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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
You can make a tax-deductible donation of funds, building materials or land.
We'd love to hear from you!