by Contributor on Monday March 20 2023
Habitat for Humanity Southeast British Columbia is entering the final phases of its 4-family affordable home build project in Castlegar. Located at 560-8th Street, completion of the homes is expected sometime near the end of May with occupancy soon after.
“As the project nears its completion, our search for eligible partner families continues,” said Elaine Pura, Executive Director.
“These affordable homes are being built for families with moderate incomes who have had a difficult time saving to own a home of their own. Selected families are provided with zero-downpayment geared to income mortgage, which helps to make homeownership a reality. As part of their Habitat partnership, each family must complete 500 volunteer service hours in the community.”
Habitat for Humanity will be holding two information sessions on Tuesday, March 28 at the Sandman Inn in Castlegar. These sessions are open to the public and will speak directly to those interested in becoming a Habitat Partner Family and even help them to start the application process. The sessions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and then again from 6 to
8 p.m. in the Columbia room at the Sandman Inn.
Pura said “We encourage anyone who may be interested in becoming a new homeowner and have thought it to be unattainable to come by and sit in on one of the sessions. I think many might be surprised that they could very well qualify as a Habitat Partner Family."
The four-family, ultra energy efficient build project consists of two three-bedroom homes and two two- bedroom homes, one of which is designed as an accessible unit for people with mobility issues.
For those unable to attend the information sessions, you can find all the information at the Habitat for Humanity Website: https://southeastbc.habitat.ca/en/apply-for-housing/apply-for-home-ownership
For additional information about the Habitat homeownership program, you can also contact HFHSEBC via email or phone: email@example.com /250-870-0588
The campaign to raise money to support our work continues.
“We are still looking for donations to help us finish the build. In particular, we are offering Team Build opportunities where Businesses, Community Clubs, and other organizations can make a donation and have a team on-site to actually contribute to the construction of the homes,” said Pura.
For more information on donating or organizing a Team Build activity, call 250-777-8677. Habitat for Humanity believes that access to affordable housing is a basic human right, that should be available to all. Habitat Southeast BC is committed to helping families forge a path into safe and secure housing they can call their own by alleviating some of the financial challenges families typically face when seeking to enter the housing market.
- Since 1999, Habitat for Humanity has built over 21 homes in our Southeast BC region and partnered with more than 25 families;
- Although Habitat affiliates in each region of Canada seek to build homes for local families, each one goes about this mission in a way that suits their community.
Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC has prioritized:
- Increasing the number of Partner Families provided safe, affordable housing through homeownership;
- Building the organization’s capability and capacity to realize its vision and mission;
- Expanding the organization’s impact across the Southeast BC region
Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC is a Canadian registered charity that builds homes for affordable homeownership. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities and are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada and Habitat for Humanity International.
Its mission is to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.