An unprecedented opportunity to make your generous support go even further today!

Give more children like Marley and Izzy the chance to succeed in school and in life.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it abundantly clear just how important a safe and stable home is for all Canadians, but particularly for children.

With the school closures at the beginning of 2020, a safe and stable home gives children more opportunity to succeed while learning from home. This year, Marley and Izzy each have their very own rooms, where they can do homework and study in peace and quiet.

But that wasn't always the case. Last year, Marley and Izzy would have been crammed together at the kitchen table in their old one-bedroom apartment.

Four years ago, their mother Kiley was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. She spent four months in hospital being treated and going through intense rehabilitation. In that time, her landlords sold the house her family had been renting for five years. The new landlords were going to double the rent to keep up with rapid changes in the housing market.

A counselor Kiley was seeing told her about Habitat for Humanity. After being accepted as a Habitat family, Kiley and her family volunteered for 500 hours and were able to purchase their home through Habitat’s affordable mortgage program. Now — and thanks to generous friends like you! — Kiley and her family are living in their very own home, building connections with their new neighbours and within their new community, despite the immense challenges brought on to our country by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch the excitement of Kiley’s family moving into their Habitat home.

“This will not only be a house to us. It’ll be much, much more. It’ll be a safe space, a sanctuary, a love nest, a fun house, and a space for all of us to live and thrive in.”
- Kiley

Your donation today goes another 40% further.

What is the National Housing Strategy?

In May 2018, the federal government launched the National Housing Co-Investment Fund. In 2019, the government announced a three-year financial commitment to Habitat for Humanity Canada and local Habitat organizations.

This funding will help local Habitats build approximately 414 new homes, supporting lower-income families in communities across Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought safety and the need of decent, affordable housing to the forefront. Through NHCF, we will continue to partner with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to address this critical housing need.

The success of our partnership with CMHC is contingent on your support to help Habitat Canada raise the first 60% of building costs.

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