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Habitat for Humanity Red Deer holds Groundbreaking Ceremony June 7, 2023

News Release

June 7, 2023

For Immediate Release

Habitat for Humanity Red Deer holds groundbreaking ceremony for newest build, including 50th home in Central Alberta.

Red Deer, Alberta – Habitat for Humanity Red Deer is excited to announce that we broke ground on our 47th, 48th, 49th, and 50th homes in Central Alberta today, kicking off the construction phase for this project. The new homes will be located in the Evergreen community of Red Deer. With a projected possession date of spring 2024, the homes will serve four families from Central Alberta in core housing need.

“Building 50 homes in Central Alberta is an incredible milestone achievement for all of us at Habitat Red Deer,” says CEO Karen Vavrek. “Since our beginnings in 1994, we have served nearly 6

0 families in need of affordable housing with build projects in six different Central Alberta communities. We are pleased to be building again in Red Deer, where the need for affordable homes continues to increase exponentially. Working together with our donors, volunteers and community partners, we can all help to address the housing crisis.”

This innovative development is supported by the Government of Canada. Through the National Housing Strategy’s National Housing Co-Investment Fund, the Government of Canada has invested $200,000 into these homes, bringing Habitat for Humanity one step closer to creating 1,117 new affordable homes across Canada.

“Every Canadian deserves safe and affordable housing, and that is why the federal government is happy to support Habitat for Humanity in their goal of providing Canadian families a place to call their home,” said the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion. “Working with non-profits to provide supportive and affordable homes for those who need them the most is a core pillar of our National Housing Strategy.”

“Housing affordability and so

cial housing have been a main focus for the government, and we have delivered on this together with Habitat for Humanity,” said George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview. “With today’s investment, we are providing more safe and affordable homes to Albertans. These investments will benefit families, businesses, and our communities.”

Habitat for Humanity Red Deer 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 46 homes in the region with the help of dedicated donors and volunteers.


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