January 22, 2018

Federal and Provincial Governments Help Habitat for Humanity Family Become Homeowners

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced the official opening of a brand-new Habitat for Humanity home in the community of Duck Lake.  This home marks another significant investment that strengthens communities and improves access to housing across the province.

Today, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Batoche MLA Delbert Kirsch on behalf of Social Services Minister and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) Paul Merriman, and Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) Prince Albert Executive Director Jan Thomas, officially celebrated the opening of the Habitat for Humanity home in Duck Lake.

This investment supports Habitat in making homes more affordable and will help improve the quality of life for families in Saskatchewan.

“The investments in this new home will positively impact the lives of a very deserving family in this tight-knit community,” said Goodale.  “Our government is proud to again partner with the Province of Saskatchewan and Habitat for Humanity on another successful build.  Homeownership is a huge step forward for any family, and I am proud to be a part of this special celebration.”

“Like other Habitat homes, this home will provide a local family with a safe, stable and affordable home they can call their very own,” Kirsch said.  “We are pleased to work with our partners to ensure that Saskatchewan families in greatest housing need are given the opportunity to live in a quality home and take advantage of other opportunities this community and province has to offer, knowing that their housing challenges are over.  We thank everyone for helping this family achieve their homeownership dream, and for continuing to keep Saskatchewan strong.”

“Prince Albert Habitat for Humanity Inc. is extremely proud to celebrate the completion of our fifth build for our Duck Lake Chapter,” Thomas said.  “The home was built in partnership with the Willow Cree Healing Lodge, and marks the end of a very successful collaboration in Duck Lake.  We would like to thank the Government of Canada, through CMHC, along with the Government of Saskatchewan, through SHC, for continuing support of the Habitat mission.  This brand-new home will serve our partner family well, giving them a safe and stable forever home.  We wish them many happy memories in their new home and lasting success as homeowners."