Habitat for Humanity Fredericton Area
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Habitat for Humanity Fredericton Area Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. Our service area includes greater Fredericton, Western and Northern New Brunswick.
Habitat works with low-income families who otherwise could not afford a home of their own, and helps them realize their dream of homeownership.
The positive impact of having the safety and stability of a home is far reaching and life changing. Habitat families often report significant improvements in their lives overall, such as their confidence, their involvement in the community and their children’s performance at school.
The Habitat model is based on a no-down payment, no-interest mortgage. This makes homeownership much more affordable and attainable to families who would not qualify for a traditional mortgage. It is important to note that Habitat provides families with ”a hand-up, rather than a hand out”. Habitat families are required to contribute 500 hours of volunteer work. They work alongside other volunteers to build their house, help with other Habitat projects, volunteer at the ReStore or volunteer within the community. This is a wonderful “pay it forward” initiative that encourages families to be involved in their community.
As a non-profit organization, Habitat relies heavily on the kindness of donors, partners and volunteers.
Our Habitat for Humanity ReStore discount renovation centre is located at 800 St. Mary's Street, Fredericton North. (506) 462-4881