What do we do?
Habitat for Humanity Northwest Territories is a non-profit organization working toward a North where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Our mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners to build homes and promote homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. With the help of volunteers, our goal is to help provide Northern families with a safe, decent, and affordable home.
Habitat for Humanity Northwest Territories is one of 72 Canadian affiliates and is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which has built, rehabilitated, repaired, or improved more than 400,000 homes worldwide, providing shelter for more than 2 million people since 1976.
How do we do it?
Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership model empowers families to invest in homeownership. Through volunteer labour, efficient management and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of homeowner (partner) families. Habitat homes are sold to partner families with a down payment in the form of “sweat equity” and are financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are set to a maximum of 30% of their gross income and mortgage payments go into a revolving fund, which is used by affiliates to build more homes for more families in need.
Donate online here and move us closer to our 2020 affordable housing build on Spence Road in Yellowknife!