become a habitat homeowner

Families must apply to be Habitat homeowners. Habitat Regina accepts applications once per year. You must attend an information session to apply. 


Our 2019 Homeownership Information Sessions are now complete. Our next sessions will be held in Fall 2020. If you would like to be notified when these sessions are scheduled, contact us to add your name to our Homeownership Information Session contact list. 

application process

Eligibility

The basic program requirements are:

  • in need of safe and affordable housing
  • stable, gross household income is between $32,000 and $66,500
  • lived in Canada for three (3) years and Regina for two (2) years
  • have not declared bankruptcy in the last two (2) years
  • willingness to partner with Habitat Regina


Families are chosen on a needs-basis.

Application Timeline

Our application has four (4) parts:

  • preliminary application
  • full application
  • in-home interview
  • partnership agreement


This process can take anywhere from six to nine months. Once an application is approved, it can take anywhere from 12-18 months for your home to be completed.

becoming a habitat partner family

Volunteer Hours

If chosen, families are required to contribute 500 volunteer hours towards building their homes. These volunteer hours will be completed at the build site, in the ReStore and in the community.

Mortgages

Habitat homeowners purchase their homes with zero downpayment. They pay an interest free mortgage set at 25% of their gross household income. 

Education

To foster success, Habitat's corporate and community partners teach 12 classes that cover such topics as:

  • understanding mortgages, taxes, and home insurance
  • becoming a Habitat homeowner
  • home maintenance and safety

These classes also allow families to meet their future neighbours and to build community.

Contact

Contact our family services team if you have any questions or if you would like to be contacted once our information sessions resume.


Addie Polley

Phone: (306) 347-4657

Email