Supporting the full continuum of affordable housing – including homeownership

Local Habitat for Humanity organizations in communities across Ontario provide homeownership and other equity-building solutions for families in need of housing.

In addition to building new homes and running our ReStores, Habitat is involved in renovation programs, skills training, and partnerships.

Local Habitats work closely with municipal governments, while advocating to the provincial government, on key affordable housing issues.

Why Affordable Homeownership?

  • Homeownership creates stability and enables multigenerational wealth
  • Equity can be used to start a business, finance education, plan for retirement
  • With many of Habitat homeowners coming from social and emergency housing, pressure on municipal housing waitlists is lessened.
  • Owners are responsible for the maintenance of their homes, relieving the government of this responsibility and cost.
  • Many Habitat homes are fully accessible and built for high-risk populations and families historically underserved in the housing continuum.
Ontario Queens Park meeting with GR Caucus