Who and Why:
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada, a for-impact, non-profit housing organization. Habitat for Humanity’s model empowers families to invest in home ownership. We build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership because we believe every family should have safe, decent, affordable housing.
What and How:
Influencing a transformative social impact in our local community is important to us. 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 (Habitat) 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 and When:
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan has been in the Okanagan valley since 1992, having built and sold 33 homes and currently has 22 partner families. We serve the Okanagan region from Armstrong to Osoyoos. 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.
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