About Us

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.

That's where we come in! Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region (HFHWR) is a non-profit housing organization working to break the cycle of poverty by building simple, decent and affordable homes for hard-working, low-income families. This is all due to the love and support of volunteers and community partners. 

Focused on providing a hand up and not a hand out, HFHWR partners with families who are willing volunteer 250 hours, per adult, of "sweat equity," and will repay a zero-down payment, 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 HFHWR's administrative costs so that all donated dollars go directly to our home building program. 

For more information please visit the F.A.Q.s page