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Canadian families are facing an escalating affordable housing crisis. One in five Canadians spends more than half their income on housing costs alone. Many families are employed and working hard to provide for their children, but are facing significant struggles, such as high rents, accessibility needs, or being forced to move multiple times each year. Affordable home ownership is the key to building stability for working families and has a direct impact on children's health and development.
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Thousands of families struggle with housing affordability in Southern Alberta. When parents spend more than 40% of their monthly income on housing, it means they don't have enough money left over to buy healthy meals for their children, invest in formative experiences like sports or music, or save for their children's education. And sometimes, they're forced to make the unthinkable choice between paying rent and buying food. Saving for a down payment is simply out of the question.
Every family deserves the chance to build their own stability and independence.When you donate to Habitat for Humanity, you’re helping parents and children in Southern Alberta. Because Habitat ReStores cover nearly 100 percent of Habitat’s administration costs, your funds are put directly toward the cost of home construction for these families.