Habitat for Humanity
Homeownership is out of reach for many families because a down payment is often too difficult to save for, and interest charges make a mortgage payment more than many can afford. Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region is a non- profit housing organization working to break the cycle of poverty by building simple, decent and affordable homes with hardworking families. This is all due to the love and support of volunteers and community partners.
“We believe in the worth and dignity of every human being.
We respect the people we serve and those who help us in this effort.”
Focused on providing a hand up and not ahand out, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region partners with families who are willing to volunteer 250 hours, per adult, of ‘sweat equity’ and will repay a zero-down payment, interest-free mortgage.
“It was an eye opening experience for all employees who volunteered.
We got a chance to see how much effort goes into the building of a home.”
PBI supports Habitat For Humanity Waterloo Region and several employees recently particpated in the Duke Street build project. This project is one of their many projects which incorporate the use of volunteers and community partners to building affordable housing and promote homeownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty.