Habitat for Humanity hands keys to 10 new homeowners
Photo Source: Facebook/Habitat for Humanity Regina
December 5, 2018
After a long wait, 10 Regina families partnered with Habitat for Humanity received the keys to their new home as part of the organization’s latest build.
Habitat for Humanity is an organization that aims to reduce poverty by assisting low-income families with homeownership.
“It’s kind of like we’re in shock that we get a new home that we’re going to live in and own and we get to teach our children how to own a home and manage that home,” Alexander Dustyhorn, one of the partner families, told Global News.
Before receiving the keys, each partnered family puts in 500 hours of work building their own home with the assistance of volunteers and community support. REMAX Crown Real Estate has proudly volunteered for this great cause over the past few years.
Once the build is complete, the family purchases the house at a fair market value with a zero interest, zero-down-payment, mortgage that costs 25 per cent of their gross annual income.
The second of five phases concluded with the key ceremony last Monday, with the third phase already underway.
The final phase of the project will house 62 partnered families and is expected to be completed by 2020, costing a total of $12 million.
Below are photos of REMAX agents who took the time to volunteer over the past couple of years: