Habitat Families and Homeownership

Our families come from all walks of life. Retail store manager, hair stylist, electrician, and teacher just to name a few. 

The Habitat for Humanity program provides a hand up to every day people who otherwise might never manage traditional homeownership.

Habitat homes are sold to our qualified homeowners at fair market value with an interest free, zero down-payment mortgage set at 25% of their gross annual household income.

In Regina our families are often paying between 50%-70% of their income towards rent.  High rent leaves precious little to cover other expenses like utilities, food, and childcare. It makes things like children's activities, or even basic necessities like shoes, almost impossible and saving a down-payment to own a home is only a dream.

Current Builds

Haultain Crossing is a 62 townhome -              5 Phase Development in Regina's Eastview Community. 

There are currently 24 families living on site in the first 2 phases. 

This development is estimated to cost upwards of 12 million dollars and will be home to between 200 and 250 individuals at completion.

Family Selection

In order to qualify for the Habitat for Humanity Regina program 4 basic criteria must be met:

 

*Be in need of affordable housing

* Be a Permanent Resident or citizen of Canada and lived in Canada for a minimum of 3 years and in Regina for a minimum of 2 years

* Earn a gross household income between $32,000 and $66,500 per year and be able and willing to pay an interest free, zero down-payment mortgage set at 25% of the annual income

* Be willing and able to complete 500 sweat equity hours towards home construction, in the ReStore and in the community.

Transformational Change

Habitat Canada participated in a third party study through The Boston Consulting Group.

The findings of this study showed that for every $1 directed to Habitat for Humanity, the community of the development received a $4 Social Return on Investment.

This amount was calculated over 2 generations and was based on findings such as: reduced use on social services, increased likelihood of second generation homeowners, and taxation revenue.

62 townhome condos in Regina's Eastview Neighbourhood

Phase 1 (Units 1-14) took possession of their homes in September 2016

Phase 2 (Units 15-24) took possession of their homes in November 2017

Phase 3 (Units 25-34) will take possession of their homes in November 2018

Phase 4 (Units 48-58) are just beginning!