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Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region holds a Dedication Ceremony for six new homes, completing a 45 home project on Kehl Street in Kitchener.

Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region holds a Dedication Ceremony for six new homes, completing a 45 home project on Kehl Street in Kitchener.

“Today’s announcement shows the transformation that comes from these strong partnerships within the housing sector"

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City of Kitchener donates land to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region for affordable home ownership build

City of Kitchener donates land to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region for affordable home ownership build

"Today, the City of Kitchener and Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region announced the inaugural phase of “BUILD NOW: Waterloo Region”, a first of its kind in Canada"

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Gone Are The Days

Gone Are The Days

"When addressing housing issues, we must acknowledge the true extent of the problem, which surpasses our initial perceptions."

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No More Buts

No More Buts

"We cannot continue to say we need affordable housing in one sentence only to follow it with reasons why not this housing"

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Less Blame-More Action

Less Blame-More Action

"Too often, attempts to pinpoint blame result in each party deflecting accountability. Meanwhile, the community continues to suffer from a housing shortage"

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Where is the Ambition?

Where is the Ambition?

"This is a crisis and we cannot allow ourselves the luxury of time because, to be frank, we’ve run out."

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Housing Affordability Top Concern for Canadians: New 2023 Survey Findings Reveal Attitudes on Homeownership and the Housing Affordability Crisis

Housing Affordability Top Concern for Canadians: New 2023 Survey Findings Reveal Attitudes on Homeownership and the Housing Affordability Crisis

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...

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Affordable isn't a four-letter word

Affordable isn't a four-letter word

"We need to change how we think about housing and the stigma we have always attached to affordable housing."

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Rethinking the Backyard

Rethinking the Backyard

"We need to shift from the private to the public space. Because we cannot end our housing crisis one backyard at a time."

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The housing system is failing; we cannot wait for policy interventions

The housing system is failing; we cannot wait for policy interventions

"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."

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Keeping Our Eyes Fixed On Housing

Keeping Our Eyes Fixed On Housing

"I’m not saying we shouldn’t ask about parking or traffic, but I do worry that as we ask those questions we miss the real crisis - housing."

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New Face of Affordable Housing

New Face of Affordable Housing

"We need more housing. We need permanently affordable housing across the entire spectrum. We need a system that gives people the option to live the life of their dreams."

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"Power of partnerships can end our housing crisis" Philip Mills, Habitat Waterloo Region CEO

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

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70,000 Is A Big Number

70,000 Is A Big Number

"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."

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'Where are my kids going to live': CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Waterloo Region advocates for urban infill

'Where are my kids going to live': CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Waterloo Region advocates for urban infill

Urban infill is the redevelopment of land in urban areas, in this case, for more housing units.

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"The Best Version of Ourselves" Philip Mills, Habitat Waterloo Region CEO

"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

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"What Will it Take" Philip Mills, Habitat Waterloo Region CEO

"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

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ReStore donations an increasing priority for Home Hardware

ReStore donations an increasing priority for Home Hardware

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.

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Home Hardware Supports Habitat For Humanity

Home Hardware Supports Habitat For Humanity

Home Hardware Stores Limited is once again donating thousands of pounds of home improvement materials to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region

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'Prioritize a roof over people’s heads rather than asphalt under their tires': Cambridge Habitat for Humanity build

'Prioritize a roof over people’s heads rather than asphalt under their tires': Cambridge Habitat for Humanity build

Need to stop arguing away affordable housing amid crisis, says Philip Mills, CEO Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region

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Habitat for Humanity's Cambridge project aims for 2023 start

Habitat for Humanity's Cambridge project aims for 2023 start

The townhouses will be built with up to four bedrooms to support families trying to find affordable housing.

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Housing Affordability Top Concern for Canadians: New Survey Findings Reveal Attitudes on Homeownership and the Housing Affordability Crisis

Housing Affordability Top Concern for Canadians: New Survey Findings Reveal Attitudes on Homeownership and the Housing Affordability Crisis

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...

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WRAR Donates $43,566 to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region

WRAR Donates $43,566 to Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region

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

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Activa partners with Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region to bring affordable housing to Cambridge

Activa partners with Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region to bring affordable housing to Cambridge

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. 

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Kehl St Final Countdown

Kehl St Final Countdown

Habitat For Humanity Waterloo Region breaks ground on final phase of homes for Kehl St location

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New Cambridge Build

New Cambridge Build

Habitat For Humanity Waterloo Region building new homes in Cambridge

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BigSteelBox Partners with Habitat Canada

BigSteelBox Partners with Habitat Canada

BigSteelBox partners with Habitat For Humanity

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Welcome Philip Mills

Welcome Philip Mills

Habitat Waterloo Region is excited to welcome Phillip Mills to the Team

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Welcome Bil Ioannidis

Welcome Bil Ioannidis

Habitat Waterloo is excited to welcome Bil Ioannidis to the Team

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Frequently Asked Questions - Shop ReStore Online

Frequently Asked Questions - Shop ReStore Online

Click here for the latest updates from Habitat Waterloo Region in consultation with Waterloo Region

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Click here for the latest updates from Habitat Waterloo Region in consultation with Waterloo Region

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Elizabeth's ReStore Inspired Renovation

Elizabeth's ReStore Inspired Renovation

With the goal of using as many repurposed items as possible to transform an uninhabitable space into a warm and welcoming one, Elizabeth turned to the ReStore.

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New Hamburg Independent - Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region completed their very first rural project in Wellesley

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.

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Observer - St. Jacobs Company Among Recipients Of Volunteer Impact Awards

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.

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The Record - Women from prison gain confidence, experience working in community

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.

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