February 05, 2016

Province Supports New Habitat for Humanity Build in Moose Jaw

A Moose Jaw Habitat for Humanity partner family will soon improve their quality of life through homeownership.  The province, through Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, is contributing $65,000 in financial support toward the home, located at 810 Ominica Street East.  The home will consist of a 1,000 square foot (93 square metres) four-bedroom bungalow.

“Our government is pleased to support Habitat for Humanity’s efforts of making affordable homeownership a reality for another Saskatchewan family,” Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence said on behalf of Social Services Minister and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation Donna Harpauer.  “Each Habitat for Humanity build is an outstanding example of how residents and businesses come together to make our community a great place to live, work and raise a family in Saskatchewan.”

“We are thrilled to have the Moose Jaw Chapter building again in 2016,” Habitat for Humanity Regina Chief Executive Officer Kelly Holmes-Binns said.  “We have a great volunteer board and build staff here.  They are doing an amazing job and through their efforts, I couldn’t be happier to welcome another Habitat family as our newest Moose Jaw homeowner.”

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.  The organization mobilizes volunteers and partners to build homes that provide families of low-income with access to affordable homeownership.

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.

Since March 2009, the province’s overall commitment to Habitat totals $7.85 million.  This funding supports builds in 13 communities across the province including Duck Lake, Fort Qu’Appelle, Humboldt, Lloydminster, Melfort, Moose Jaw, Nipawin, the Battleford region, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Weyburn, and Yorkton.

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