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Habitat For Humanity Okanagan

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada , a national, non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity’s model empowers families to invest in home ownership. Through donated labour, efficient management and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses.

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who we are

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada, a non-profit housing organization. Habitat for Humanity’s model empowers families to invest in home ownership. We believe every family should have safe, decent, affordable housing.

what we do

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 for Humanity homes are sold to partner families with no cash down payment required and are financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. Mortgage payments go into a revolving fund, which is used by affiliates to build more homes for more families in need.

where we work

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan has been in the Okanagan valley for over 20 years, having built and sold 22 homes and currently has 17 partner families. We serve the Kelowna region from Lake Country to Peachland. We also sponsor a Chapter in Vernon which serves the North Okanagan area and a Chapter in Penticton which serves the South Okanagan. Our Habitat for Humanity Okanagan affiliate offices are located on the second level at 1793 Ross Road in West Kelowna.

why we do it

Our vision is of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Builds

Current Builds

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan currently has property in Lake Country in the development/permit stage. Building to start in late 2018.        ...


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Past Builds

Habitat for Humanity has built: 7 homes in West Kelowna 1 home in Kelowna 2 homes in Lake Country 12 homes in Rutland 4 homes in Vernon 1 home in Penticton 6 homes in Peachland ...


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Land Acquisition

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is always looking for new properties throughout the Okanagan on which to build homes. Should you know of any suitable property, please contact Neil Smith at 778-755-4346 ...


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I always knew that I would do some type of volunteer work when I retired.  I didn’t know what that would be but wanted it to be something different from my regular job.  I attended a career fair and gathered information from a few organizations and  Habitat was the first to contact me so thought I would give it a go.  I have enjoyed helping people to find what they are looking for and interacting with them.  Recently I was assisting an elderly couple and at the end she looked at my name tag and said, ‘You’re a volunteer!’  ‘Yes’ I said and she opened her arms and gave me a big hug.  I have also met a couple of the families assisted by Habitat and it is very heart warming to hear how having a stable home has improved the lives of them and their families.  I love that the building of homes is ongoing from one project to the next – no down time – and from varying communities within the Okanagan.  That is why I am a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

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