"We need to shift from the private to the public space. Because we cannot end our housing crisis one backyard at a time."
"This is a system failing in real time. A failure driven in no small part due to a lack of options. There are simply not enough homes for people at affordable price points. Without an influx of suitable housing options, prices will continue to rise."
Philip Mills, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region, writes that the Shantz Hill Towns project in Cambridge, in partnership with Activa and the city’s support, proves partnerships work
"70,000 is a huge number of homes. It’s a commitment the cities frankly cannot achieve on their own. But the cities, partnered with not-for-profits and the private sector, that is a powerful engine for social change. That is how we get to a transformative solution. That is how we get to a solution. That is how we end a housing crisis."
The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator is an integral part of our Community Outreach team. They will be responsible for various volunteer-related aspects of the organization, with a particular focus on the build site volunteer roles.
Urban infill is the redevelopment of land in urban areas, in this case, for more housing units.
"Adding to urban density does so much for us as a community. First and foremost, done right we can have more homes" says Philip Mills, CEO Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region
"Where will your children live? Where will your parents live? Where will your co-workers or employees live? Where will you live? So, what will it take?" says Philip Mills, CEO Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region
Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region and Home Hardware Stores Ltd. are marking a significant point in their partnership that has lasted for more than two decades.
Need to stop arguing away affordable housing amid crisis, says Philip Mills, CEO Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region
The townhouses will be built with up to four bedrooms to support families trying to find affordable housing.
Habitat for Humanity Canada has released the results of a new national survey revealing Canadians’ attitudes towards the affordable housing crisis in Canada and sheds light on the growing barriers to housing and homeownership. The Habitat for Humanity Canada Affordable Housing Survey, which measured the perceptions of Canadian homeowners and renters, also sheds light on the growing concerns and barriers to homeownership including lack of housing supply, increased cost of living, discriminati...
On October 6, 2022, the Waterloo Region Association of REALTORS® (WRAR) presented a cheque in the amount of $43,566 to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region
Waterloo, ON - June 7, 2022 – Activa, Waterloo Region’s largest and most active homebuilder, is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region on building a brand-new affordable housing community for families in Cambridge.
ReStore Associate / Salvage Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region completed their very first rural project with a house dedication on May 31. Wellesley resident Larry Bisch instigated the project over a year and a half ago when he approached Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region with the plans for a semi-detached on a lot he owned.
Around the region, the Volunteer Action Centre is recognizing those that have gone above and beyond in contributing to their communities. A total of fourteen individuals and organizations were selected for the annual Volunteer Impact Awards, which will be presented on April 19 during National Volunteer Week.
Alexander is one of several women from Grand Valley Institution, the federal women's prison in south Kitchener, who every year leave the prison during the day to work at sites in Waterloo Region.
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.Donate Today