Habitat Red Deer Region is proud to celebrate and honour the Indigenous families we work with, like the Gauthier- Johanneson’s.
Today, on Indigenous Peoples Day, we are pleased to share some of their family’s journey towards affordable homeownership.
Stacey, Krysta, Connor, and Hayden have rented their entire lives. Over the years they have become frustrated because like many other Canadians, the high cost of renting made their goals of homeownership less and less attainable. This, coupled with the growing issues they had with theft and trespassing, are what prompted the Gauthier-Johanneson’s to apply to be a Habitat partner family.
“Being a homeowner will change our lives because we are actually going to be paying towards owning our own home, as opposed to renting . This will be so beneficial for our children because they will have a stable and secure home to grow up and feel comfortable and safe in”.