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Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan is delighted to announce its return to building homes in Regina, marking a significant milestone with the groundbreaking for our first basement dug since the onset of the pandemic. Following the completion of our most recent builds at Haultain Crossing in spring 2022, this year signifies a renewed commitment to constructing homes and positively impacting lives within the community.

Working Together for Faster Impact

 

To expedite the building process and help more families, we are working with Fiorante Homes, a trusted local contractor. This collaboration will result in the construction of two homes in Regina this year, representing a significant milestone for the organization.

Partnering with Fiorante Homes accelerates our ability to make a meaningful impact and fulfill our mission.

Volunteer Opportunities at ReStores

Due to the nature of this contracted build, volunteer opportunities directly on the build site will be temporarily suspended. However, volunteer opportunities remain available at our ReStore location. Volunteering at ReStores provide an alternative way for community members to contribute to our mission and initiatives. To learn more about how to volunteer at ReStores – click here!

Support Our Cause

As we embark on this journey to build homes and hope in Regina, we invite you to be a part of the change. Your support matters. Visit our donation page to contribute and help us continue making a positive impact on the lives of families in need.

We are more determined than ever to build a better future, one home at a time. Thank you for joining us in this important mission!

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news: SaskTel recently showcased Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan on their MaxTV channel! This incredible feature provides a unique window into the heart of our organization, showcasing our mission and the work we do within our community.

Meet the Faces of Habitat: Gail, Brett, and Dessie

In this special feature, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from some of the key individuals who drive our mission forward:

Gail: Board Chair

Gail, our dedicated Board Chair, offers valuable insights into the core values that drive Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan. Her unwavering commitment to our cause is truly inspiring!

Brett: Regina ReStore Manager

Brett, the passionate manager of our Regina ReStore, plays a vital role in our operations. He shares his experiences, shedding light on the impact our ReStore has in supporting our mission.

Dessie: Homeowner 

Dessie, one of our amazing homeowners, shares his heartwarming journey with us. His story exemplifies the transformative power of a safe and stable home.

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Get Involved

As always, your support is instrumental in our mission to provide safe and stable homes for families in need. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our upcoming projects, please don’t hesitate to reach out. To support our cause, donate here or learn more about our volunteering opportunities here

A Brighter Future, One Home at a Time

We extend our deepest gratitude to SaskTel for providing us with this platform and to all of you, our dedicated supporters, for making our work possible. Together, we are building a brighter future for families across Saskatchewan.

At Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan, our commitment to empowering families extends beyond building homes – it encompasses providing the knowledge and tools necessary for successful homeownership. Our Family Services Department partners with families to guide them through the journey of homeownership, and a crucial aspect of this journey is our comprehensive Homeownership Education program. 

Building a Strong Foundation: Homeownership Education

Once a family partners with us, they embark on a transformative journey towards homeownership. A cornerstone of this journey is our mandatory online Homeownership Education classes. These classes are designed to equip families with the essential knowledge and skills required to not only obtain their own homes but also to thrive in their new roles as homeowners.

The Integral Role of Education

Our Homeownership Education classes are not just a requirement; they are a fundamental part of our program. They play a pivotal role in ensuring that families are well-prepared for the responsibilities and opportunities that come with owning a home. We believe that a solid foundation of knowledge enhances families’ confidence and success in their homeownership journey.

A Holistic Curriculum

The curriculum of our Homeownership Education program covers a diverse range of topics that are crucial for successful homeownership. Some of the subjects include:

Understanding Mortgages: Familiarizing families with the intricacies of mortgages, empowering them to make informed financial decisions.

Tax Considerations: Providing insights into tax implications and obligations related to homeownership.

Home Insurance: Educating families about the importance of home insurance and how to choose the right coverage.

Financial Obligations and Budgeting: Equipping families with budgeting skills to manage homeownership expenses effectively.

Credit Education: Offering guidance on building and maintaining good credit, which is essential for financial stability.

Home Maintenance and New Home Warranty: Empowering families to take care of their homes goes beyond ensuring longevity and comfort. We understand the significance of long-lasting investments, and that’s why we also provide families with valuable insights into the New Home Warranty Program. This program outlines details around the 1-year, 2-year, and 10-year plans families buy into when moving into their new home.

Safety Measures: Educating families on home safety practices to create a secure living environment.

Supporting Families on Their Journey

Our goal is not just to provide homes; it’s to ensure that families succeed in their homeownership journey. To support this goal, we provide volunteer hours to families for their attendance and performance in the Homeownership Education classes. We understand that informed families are better equipped to make the most of their homeownership experience.

Fostering Success and Stability

The Homeownership Education program reflects our commitment to creating lasting change in the lives of our partner families. By arming families with knowledge, we empower them to make informed decisions, achieve financial stability, and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

Affordable housing isn’t just a roof over one’s head; it’s the foundation upon which brighter futures are built. At Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan, we’re committed to addressing the critical need for housing in our communities and empowering low-income families to break the cycle of instability. Let’s delve into the vital importance of housing for these families and explore the positive impact it has on their lives!

A Home’s Transformative Power

The significance of safe, affordable housing goes far beyond basic shelter. It serves as a springboard for positive change and opportunities for families who might otherwise struggle to secure stable living conditions. A home offers stability, security, and a sense of belonging that can transform lives in numerous ways:

  • Education Excellence: When families have a stable place to call home, children’s school performance improves significantly. With a consistent environment, kids can focus on their studies, leading to increased school grades and a brighter future.
  • Positive Behavior Changes: A secure home environment contributes to improved behavior among children. When they have a space to thrive and grow, their overall well-being is positively impacted.
  • Skills and Career Advancement: Stable housing allows parents to focus on their personal growth and development. With secure housing, adults can dedicate time to education and skills training, leading to better job prospects and higher income.
  • Breaking Dependence on Assistance: Affordable housing helps families move away from relying on social assistance and community services. This shift not only empowers individuals but also lessens the burden on public resources.
  • Community Strength: Strong communities are built on the foundation of stable homes. Affordable housing fosters a sense of community, creating connections and collaboration among neighbours.

Habitat Saskatchewan’s Mission: Creating Lasting Change

At Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan, we’re on a mission to address the affordable housing crisis and create sustainable solutions. Through our homeownership program, we enable low-income families to purchase homes at fair-market value, with a mortgage set at just 25% of their gross annual income. This model promotes financial stability and breaks down barriers to homeownership, fostering a brighter future for families and the entire community.

Transforming Lives, One Home at a Time

The importance of housing for low-income families extends beyond statistics – it’s about transforming lives and creating lasting change. With each home we build, we’re not just constructing walls, but opportunities and dreams. We’re providing a safe haven where families can flourish, children can thrive, and communities can grow stronger together. Join us in our journey to build hope, stability, and brighter futures for all.

Every year, on National Nonprofit Day, we come together to recognize and celebrate the profound impact that nonprofit organizations have on our communities. It’s a day dedicated to honoring the selfless efforts of individuals and groups who work tirelessly to create positive change in the world. Let’s delve into the significance of National Nonprofit Day, shed light on the essential role of nonprofit organizations, particularly Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan, and explore ways you can support our mission.

Understanding National Nonprofit Day

National Nonprofit Day is a day of gratitude and reflection, a day to acknowledge and celebrate the invaluable contributions of nonprofit organizations. It serves as a reminder that these organizations play a crucial role in addressing societal challenges, improving lives, and fostering a sense of unity within communities. This day highlights the collective power of individuals and groups coming together to create positive change and make a lasting impact.

Unveiling the Role of Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations are driven by a passion for social and environmental change. They operate with a mission to address specific issues, uplift underserved communities, and make a positive difference. These organizations operate under the principle that profits are reinvested into their causes, rather than being distributed to shareholders. Nonprofits encompass a diverse range of fields, from education and healthcare to social services and environmental conservation.

Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan: Building Homes, Transforming Lives

Among the myriad of nonprofit organizations, Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan stands out for its profound dedication to providing safe and affordable housing. We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to call home, and we work tirelessly to make this a reality. What sets us apart is our unique Homeownership Program, which empowers families by offering them a hand up, not a handout. 

At the core of our mission, Habitat for Humanity ReStores hold an extraordinary role in crafting homes and reshaping lives. With three ReStores across the province, we redefine the charitable landscape by offering a mix of gently used and new goods at a fraction of the price. What truly sets this initiative apart is its profound impact – each purchase you make at our ReStores flows into a ripple effect, helping with the construction of homes for deserving families and fortifying our vital operations. 

This exceptional synergy between our ReStores and Homeownership Programs redefines the concept of giving, as you shop sustainably and purposefully, actively contributing to the transformation of communities and the realization of dreams. Through collaborative efforts, volunteers, and community partners, we create a pathway for families to achieve homeownership and break the cycle of poverty.

Making a Difference, One Home at a Time

Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan is not just about constructing houses; it’s about building stronger communities. Our focus on affordable homeownership goes beyond bricks and mortar—it creates a ripple effect of positive change. Families who partner with us experience improved well-being, stability, and self-reliance. By providing a foundation for families to thrive, we contribute to the overall betterment of our society.

Supporting Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan: How You Can Make a Difference

Your support is integral to our mission of creating affordable housing opportunities. Here are a few ways you can contribute:

  • Volunteer: Join our dedicated team of volunteers and actively participate in building homes and transforming lives. Explore opportunities at our ReStores in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert, where you can give back, learn new skills, and make a lasting impact. Your commitment, whether a few hours or a full day, is a crucial step toward brighter futures for families in need. Learn more about volunteering on our website.
  • Donate: Your financial support helps us secure materials, resources, and funding needed to build homes.
  • Spread Awareness: Share our mission with your friends, family, and social networks to raise awareness about the importance of affordable housing.

Celebrating the Power of Collaboration 

As National Nonprofit Day draws our attention to the vital role of organizations dedicated to positive change, we encourage you to join us in honoring their collective efforts. Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan’s commitment to affordable housing exemplifies the spirit of nonprofit work in action. By engaging with our mission, you become an essential partner in the journey toward a world where secure and comfortable homes are within reach for all. Together, we lay the foundation for a brighter future, one home at a time.