Homeownership is out of reach for many families because a down payment is often too difficult to save for, and interest charges make a mortgage more than many can afford.
Founded in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region (HabitatWR) is a nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. HabitatWR brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, donors, and community partners, we provide a solid foundation for low income families in Waterloo Region.
Focused on providing a hand up and not a hand out, HabitatWR partners with families willing to complete a specific number of volunteer hours, known as "sweat equity," and to repay an interest-free mortgage.
ReStore are non-profit home improvement stores and donation centres that sell new and gently used cabinetry, furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price...up to 80% off! Our ReStore covers 100% of HabitatWR's administrative costs so that all donated dollars go directly to our home building program.
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