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About, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo

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Building Homes & Better Futures 

Founded in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region is a charitable organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live. In Waterloo Region, 1 in 4 households lacks a decent, affordable place to live making them at risk of falling into a cycle of poverty. Our model of affordable homeownership bridges a gap for lower-income, working families by providing them with the opportunity to purchase their own Habitat home.

Why We Matter

Building Homes & Better Futures | Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region
  • "I absolutely love our neighbours and the neighbourhood. It's a nice little community, like a village right in the city."
    Christy - Habitat Homeowner
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The Vision & Values Of Habitat for Humanity

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The vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live

We envision a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

We foster and build equity through affordable housing, by fully integrating diversity and inclusion into everything we do both internally and within our community.

In order for all people to feel safe and encouraged to bring their whole selves to our mission, we commit to being more welcoming and empathetic to marginalized communities that have historically been left out, purposefully not acknowledged, or harmed. We believe that all individuals, no matter their race, creed, faith, religion, sexual orientation or gender expression should feel valued, heard, and respected. We are committed to doing the work to build a more equitable future.

Housing for All

Access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to all

Human Dignity

We believe in the worth and dignity of every human being. We respect the people we serve and recognize those who help us in this effort are our greatest resource


Our goals are best achieved through meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships

Diversity & Inclusivity

We seek to enrich our organization through diversity, serving and working with people of all faiths and beliefs, in the spirit of justice and compassion


Acting with integrity, we are committed to sound stewardship in all that we do

Stories From Our Families

  • Paige - Kehl Street Homeowner

    • "I have learned that when people volunteer with Habitat For Humanity and come together to do good things, great things happen."
      Paige - Habitat Homeowner

  • Jane - Kehl Street Homeowner

    • "For some people, a house might just be another thing to check off your life list. But, for us it really is EVERYTHING!"
      Jane - Habitat Homeowner

  • Sharlene - Kehl Street Homeowner

    • "I just wanted to dance around in the kitchen! I cook and bake a lot and I've always wanted a kitchen that can truly be the heart of our home."
      Sharlene - Habitat Homeowner

  • Penny - Howe Drive Homeowner

    • "I can't believe what Habitat Waterloo Region has done for me and my daughter. I love seeing her take such pride in our home."
      Penny - Habitat Homeowner

  • Eleanor - Daniel Avenue Homeowner

    • "We have been really blessed to grow up with the other families on our street, their children, and now grandchildren!"
      Eleanor - Habitat Homeowner

Donate Today | Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region

With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.

Your financial support, your voice and your time will help bring strength, stability and independence to families in need of a decent place to live.

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(519) 747-0664