GivingTuesday – November 27, 2018

Give the Gift of Home this Giving Tuesday!

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday… now we have GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018. It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place
each year after Black Friday. Called the “Opening day of the giving season”, it’s a time where charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes.

GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals – to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

3 Ways you can help:

  1. Make a monetary donation
  2. Donate your gently used household items, furniture, or building supplies to our ReStore
  3. Donate your time on one of builds, committees, or at the ReStore

Contact us for details – info@habitatsaintjohn.ca

See our profile on GivingTuesday.ca:

https://givingtuesday.ca/partners/21620

 

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Build and Homeownership process

You’ve got Questions, We’ve got Answers.

We partner with working, low-income families to help them afford a home. Our path to homeownership requires hard work, time and dedication, but this helps ensure the long-term success of the families we partner with.

Families who apply and are accepted to become Habitat homeowners purchase their home through a no down payment, interest-free mortgage geared to their income and contribute at least 500 volunteer hours to Habitat.

Once they move in, Habitat homeowners are responsible for maintaining their own home. We help families and individuals prepare for homeownership by providing homeowner education classes, ranging from financial literacy and budgeting to home-repair and maintenance.

As a Habitat homeowner pays off their mortgage, the money is invested into a revolving fund, which is used by the local Habitat to build more homes for families in their community.

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How we ensure our mortgages are affordable 

  • Habitat homes are built based on modest designs, using donated materials and with the support of volunteer labour.
  • In order to partner with Habitat, families or individuals must commit to at least 500 volunteer hours with Habitat.
  • Habitat homeowners’ monthly payments are typically set at no more than 30 percent of their gross household income, including principal repayment and property tax.

Qualifications for Habitat homeownership

Habitat homeowners must be active participants in building a better home and future for themselves and their families. To qualify, eligible homeowners must be:

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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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