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Habitat Red Deer Families

Meenah and Family

"Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose."

The Halladay Family

We would like to introduce you to the Mohammad Wais Family, future homeowners in Red Deer Evergreen. The Wsis family is comprised of Mohammad, Soma and their four children Lema, Homayoon, Lina, and Haroon.

Soma and Mohammad were both born in Afghanistan. Soma grew up in Afghanistan, while Mohammad’s family moved around, leading him to grow up in many countries. The couple came to Canada in 2006, landing in Montreal and later moving to Red Deer. 

Soma is hard-working, Mohammad is caring and together they are responsible and generous parents. They have four children, two girls and two boys. Their oldest daughter Lema is 16 years old; she is funny, smart and outgoing. In her free time Lema likes soccer and baseball. Homayoon is 14 years old. He is creative and athletic. He likes going to the gym and playing basketball, soccer and cricket in his free time. Lina is 13 years old. She is audacious, pure-hearted, and quick-witted. She enjoys soccer and baseball. Haroon is the youngest and 6 years old. He is adorable and smart. He enjoys learning letters and numbers. In his free time, he likes to play soccer, basketball, and football. The family likes to spend time together, one of their favourite family memories is celebrating Eid and other religious holidays with family and friends. 
The Mohammad Wais family are very happy to be accepted into Habitat Red Deer’s affordable homeownership program. The family is currently renting a home that is lacking space for a family their size. They are excited to have more space in their Evergreen home and be in a safer neighbourhood. The children are looking forward to having a backyard, with the opportunity to have a trampoline and to be close to a park and pond. They also shared that they are most excited to have their own rooms, with the chance to paint and design their rooms. This is something that the family has not been able to do previously in their rented homes.  

The family said that working towards homeownership has been very rewarding. They feel that the experience has given them a sense of hope and responsibility. Soma and Mohammad sincerely expressed that they know becoming homeowners will benefit their children. They believe it is important for all families to have a safe, decent and affordable home because it brings a sense of togetherness. “It shows children what family can look like and proves safety for them." said the couple. 

We look forward to welcoming the Mohammad Wais family into their new home in Red Deer Evergreen.

The Mohammad Wais Family

“Expect nothing and appreciate everything.”

The Pena Family

“Always loving and supporting each other no matter what, constantly growing and learning.”

We would like to introduce one of our future homeowner families for Red Deer Evergreen, Vicky and her three sons. We are very excited to share more about this family!

Vicky is a hardworking, consistent, and kind person. She moved to Red Deer from Sudan in 2010 and currently works as a housekeeper. Vicky enjoys reading, volunteering, and writing. She hopes to travel the world. Vicky has three sons they are Vince, Isaac, and Daniel. Vince is strong and capable. He likes basketball and social studies in school. He would like to have a career as a lawyer. Isaac is a hardworking and creative person. He enjoys basketball, football, and science. He would like to play in the NBA in the future. Daniel is a playful and smart person. He likes soccer, drawing, and math. He would like to play pro soccer in the future. The family shared with us that a favourite memory they have is when their cousins came to visit them for Christmas. 

Friends told Vicky about Habitat Red Deer's Affordable Homeownership program. She shared that she would encourage families to apply in the future if they were considering it. The family currently lives in Red Deer. They have had some issues with safety in the past homes they have rented, which has made things hard on the family. Vicky shared that she needs to take higher precautions for herself and her kids when walking around their current neighbourhood. 

Vicky feels that the program's reward is being successful and getting a house. She shared that she applied to the Habitat program to make a change in the world. Vicky told us that although the process was scary, but she was excited to be chosen. The family is excited about the space they will have in their new home. They are looking forward to hosting a BBQ, having more space to play sports and games, and being part of a peaceful neighbourhood. They are also happy that their new home will be closer to work and school, which will make things much easier for them! 

Vicky believes it's essential for families to have a safe, decent, affordable home because of the positive impact it can have on the family.  To this family, being a good neighbour means being reasonable and tolerant of other people’s views and lifestyles. What great neighbours we know this family will be!

Vicky and Family

Broken Bonds with Great Success

The Drake Family

"Without a little rain, we wouldn't enjoy the sunshine."

The Carr Family

"Never Back Down, Never Give Up"

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