February 12, 2016

Province Supports Construction of Multi-Family Habitat for Humanity Project in Regina

Four Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) partner families in Regina will soon open doors to their new homes and a brighter future, thanks to $260,000 in funding from the Province through the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), and $127,000 was contributed toward the land through SHC’s Summit Action Fund. 

The four homes are the last of 14 homes under construction in the first phase of the Haultain Crossing project that, when complete, will house a total of 62 Habitat partner families. Located at the former Haultain School site at 1033 Edgar Street, each home will total 1,174 square feet or 109 square meters across the main and upper floor. Habitat for Humanity and the Trades and Skills Construction Apprenticeship Program (TASCAP) are working in partnership to provide education and hands-on experience with TASCAP students on site during the construction of the project. TASCAP engages and trains high school students in a variety of construction trade areas. Qualified instructors lead students through the entire build from the foundation up. 

“Our Government is committed to working with our partners to provide housing opportunities for families in need,” Regina Walsh Acres MLA Warren Steinley said, on behalf of Social Services Minister and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation Donna Harpauer. “Homeownership opportunities are the result of many people working together to help families improve their quality of life. We are proud to support the work of Habitat for Humanity and TASCAP in achieving this important goal and to keep Saskatchewan strong.” 

“These are the last four units of Haultain Crossing’s first phase of development,” Habitat for Humanity Chief Executive Officer Kelly Holmes-Binns said. “The families from these four homes, combined with the first 10 families, mark the beginning of a wonderful relationship with the Eastview community and the first families served by the largest Habitat development in Saskatchewan history.” 

Since March 2009, the Government of Saskatchewan has committed $7.85 million to Habitat Saskatchewan chapters for low- to moderate-income families across the province in the 13 communities of Duck Lake, Fort Qu’Appelle, Humboldt, Lloydminster, Melfort, Moose Jaw, Nipawin, Battleford region, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Weyburn, and Yorkton. Including this build, SHC has provided $3.09 million in funding support to Habitat for Humanity for 57 Regina homes. Habitat’s innovative delivery model provides opportunities for families to stabilize their housing, and to achieve their homeownership goals. Each partner family selected by Habitat contributes 500 partnering hours in building their home, or other Habitat homes. 

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity and their work across Saskatchewan, visit www.habitat.ca.