Habitat for Humanity Home available – Families Wanted!

Habitat for Humanity Saint John Region is looking for families in the Saint John area.

An existing home in Saint John is available for affordable home ownership.

Our Habitat Homeowners are hard working families looking for a hand up, not a hand out. We mortgage homes to our families at no interest, and with no down payment. Payments are typically set at 30% of gross income. Families are required to complete 500 hours of sweat equity with the help of friends, family or colleagues.

More information and our online expression of interest form can be found by clicking the Apply for Housing tab.

You can also contact me at 506-635-5977 or kperry@habitatsaintjohn.ca

-Kevin Perry, CEO

 

 

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NBCC St. Andrews – Partner Spotlight!

We have been privileged to partner with NBCC St. Andrews over the last few years. Each year Habitat for Humanity Saint John Region supplies the materials for a home to the campus, and the students in the Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing trades build a house for us (in two halves) under the watchful eye and supervision of their instructors.

This partnership is certainly mutually beneficial – the students get to build an actual house during their school year rather than working on temporary fixtures; and we receive a well-built home ready to go onto a foundation for one of our Habitat Homeowners. Win-Win!!

Check out this fantastic video that the college has created.

If you would like more information about NBCC in scenic and historic St. Andrews, NB please check out their website http://nbcc.ca/campuses/st-andrews

For more information about our affordable home ownership program or how to get involved, please contact us at 506-635-5977 or info@habitatsaintjohn.ca

Our homeownership application starts with a simple expression of interest – click on the Apply for Housing tab to get started!

Kevin Perry, CEO

 

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Rice Family Build – Dedication Day!

After months of sweat equity by Melissa and family, hundreds of hours of hard work by volunteers, donor-partners, and local contractors, we celebrating the dedication of this beautiful home to the Rice Family.

Our gratitude goes out to our many partners for this build, including J.D. Irving Limited, Moosehead Breweries, and RBC Wealth Management.

The home located at 444 St. Clair Avenue in West Saint John features 6 bedrooms and an open concept living, dining, and kitchen space.

Saint John – Rothesay MP Wayne Long, Saint John Mayor Don Darling and MLA Dorothy Shephard were on hand to present the keys to Melissa. Also in attendance were several board members from Habitat for Humanity Saint John Region, including Board Chair David Seely and Past Chair Brad Peters. Many of our valued volunteers, Construction Manager Hayward Harrison, who oversaw the project, and our entire ReStore Staff, including Manager Jason Romhild were there to celebrate the day.

After the ceremony we celebrated with cake, coffee, and hot chocolate!

To find out how to get involved in our next project, contact us at 506-635-5977 or info@habitatsaintjohn.ca

Kevin Perry, CEO

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