Habitat for Humanity Edmonton (Habitat) and its partners were pleased to officially welcome a family to their Habitat home in Grande Prairie. Habitat has now seen over 790 families across northern Alberta find strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. The homes completed in Grande Prairie resulted from Habitat’s partnership with the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, City of Grande Prairie, and KCM Construction.
“Habitat is uniquely positioned to empower families to transition from renting to owning so that they can focus on other meaningful goals in their lives outside of stable housing,” said Dr. Ann-Marie Reddy, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “Our families gain skills and confidence through the home ownership process, and we’re delighted that families in Grande Prairie are gaining much needed stability in their lives through affordable homes.”
As part of the Government of Canada’s National Housing Strategy, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has invested $125,000 into the two homes in Grande Prairie, bringing them one step closer to creating 414 new affordable homes across Canada.
The Government of Alberta has been a strong proponent of affordable housing and Habitat Homeownership in communities across the province. Their contribution of $200,000 of provincial grant funding towards the project in Grande Prairie has helped to ensure that local families will prosper.
“Grande Prairie City Council congratulates Habitat for Humanity on the completion of their home building project,” said Jackie Clayton, Grande Prairie Mayor. “Their dedication to providing safe, affordable housing has a positive impact in our community, and we are encouraged to see the continued impact of this important organization.”
Information provided by Habitat for Humanity Edmonton