Supporting the full continuum of affordable housing – including homeownership

Why Affordable Homeownership?

  • Homeownership creates stability and enables multigenerational wealth
  • Equity can be used to start a business, finance education, plan for retirement
  • With ~1/3 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.

About the Habitat Ontario Caucus

As of March 2022, there are 247 registered units of Habitat housing currently under development in Ontario.

At Habitat for Humanity, our 24 local organizations in 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 many partnerships with local community groups and agencies across the province. These include Indigenous communities and non-profit organizations, such as Community Living and groups supporting women fleeing domestic abuse, refugees and immigrants.

Our Habitats operate across the entire province and work closely with their local municipal governments, while also advocating to the provincial government on key affordable housing issues.