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Habitat for Humanity Red Deer holds a Home Dedication Ceremony for four new homes in Red Deer Evergreen, reaching the milestone of the 50th home build in Central Alberta.

RED DEER, Alberta, May 10, 2024: Four Central Alberta families became first-time homeowners at Habitat Red Deer’s Home Dedication Ceremony today. These families will move into two new duplexes in the Evergreen neighbourhood, marking the 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th homes built by Habitat Red Deer in the Central Alberta Region.

“We enthusiastically congratulate our four families as they begin a new journey in their lives as first-time homeowners!  We know that having access to affordable homeownership helps families become more self-reliant and independent and in turn, helps communities like Red Deer become more prosperous. When families succeed, communities succeed and grow. We graciously thank all of our donors and volunteers for their generous contributions of time and resources given to this project,” says Karen Vavrek, Habitat Red Deer CEO. 

 

The Home Dedication Ceremony is a time to celebrate the completion of the build project and the accomplishment of four families who will become official homeowners. We recognize and applaud the time and hard work that the families have shown in their efforts to become homeowners.  

Along with the new homeowner families, volunteers, donors, partners, community members, and special guests gathered to acknowledge the collective work that went into these homes. We had an astonishing twenty teams join us on-site to support this build with a day of volunteering, showing just how much our community is committed to affordable homeownership in Central Alberta.


Since 2019, the Government of Canada has made a total funding commitment of $1.3M through the Affordable Housing Fund under the National Housing Strategy towards Habitat Red Deer projects, including these homes.


“Organizations like Habitat for Humanity are invaluable partners in our work to ensure that every Canadian has a safe place to call their own,” said the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities. “I am proud that we were able to support these projects, and I wish these four families all the best as they start their next chapters in their new homes."


In March 2023, the Government of Canada and Habitat for Humanity Canada announced an additional $25 million investment to build 500 new affordable homes across Canada over the next three years. This brings the total federal investment in Habitat for Humanity to $80.8 million through the Government of Canada’s Affordable Housing Fund.


Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region is a registered charitable organization dedicated to helping Central Alberta families build better lives through affordable homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Red Deer builds homes in partnership with qualifying low-income, working families through a no-down-payment, interest-free mortgage program.

Habitat for Humanity Red Deer has been active in Central Alberta since 1994 and has since built 50 homes in the region with the help of dedicated donors and volunteers.

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