To mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
About Habitat for Humanity Edmonton
We build simple, decent homes using donations of financial support, building materials and volunteer time through local communities. After investing 500 "sweat equity" hours to build their homes and those of their neighbours, our families assume no-interest mortgages with payments that never exceed 25 percent of their income.
Habitat for Humanity’s success rests in its fundamental belief that a community can create its own solutions for those in need by coming together to provide a hand up — not a handout. Habitat for Humanity provides the framework to build homes for families and hope for generations.
What People Are Saying
"Home ownership seemed so far out of my reach... Once I got all my paperwork in order and it was confirmed that yes indeed I qualify I got so excited I wanted to run around hugging everyone! To be provided with a home that is new and for specifically for us is such a blessing for me and my children."
— Amanda, Habitat Partner Family
"The opportunity to partner with Habitat has changed my family in so many ways… I truly believe now that... there are such things as second chances. There are no words to explain how grateful we are to... partner with this amazing organization and to have this once in a lifetime opportunity."
— Lisa, Habitat Partner Family, Read More
"I like that Habitat extends the possibility of buying a home to people who wouldn’t have that opportunity... I also like programs which involve participation... on the part of the people who eventually will be the recipients of these efforts. Everyone here is committed to helping other people."
— Dave Wangler, Habitat Edmonton Volunteer (12 years), Read More