Habitat’s path to homeownership is an important and in-depth process, requiring hard work, time and dedication. We're proud to partner with some pretty incredible people through our homeownership program.
Meet some of our amazing partner families below.
Brandee and her two children live in Hay River. In her own words: "Getting chosen for the Habitat program was the best thing to happen to my children and I. Having a safe and permanent home is what we’ve been working towards for a long time and being a single parent, it’s not easy. My kids are so grateful to have their own rooms and my daughter was so happy to have her friends for sleepovers. We are excited to start this new chapter in our lives. Thank you Habitat for all the guidance and support you have given us."
Jennifer dreamed of living and raising her family in Dettah, the community she grew up in. Life happened, and the cost of housing in Yellowknife became so high that even with a good job, Jennifer worried about paying her bills. She applied to become a Habitat NWT homeowner, and cried when she found out she was the successful applicant. She now lives in Dettah, Chief Drygeese Territory, where her kids know their family and she is able to build her family's future. Check out Jennifer's story on page 12 of Habitat for Humanity Canada Year in Review. We're so happy to have Jennifer and her family in the Habitat homeowner family!
Owning a Habitat Home means a lot to my son and I. Our psychological and physical health has increased significantly. We are safer in our own space, have greater privacy, security and have regained control over our surroundings. It has been a lifelong goal of mine to own a home, and I know it will continue to have a positive impact on my family's future . Having a home is an overall blessing.