Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Habitat for Humanity

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need.

Through volunteer labour, efficient management and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments go into a revolving fund, which is used to build more houses.

Habitat for Humanity is not a give-away program. In addition to mortgage payments, each homeowner invests hundreds of hours of their own labour, called "sweat equity", into the building of their house and the houses of others.

Families apply to local Habitat affiliates. A family selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners with Habitat and their ability to repay the loan.

For more information:

Phone: 1-800-667-5137 (Toll-free) or 416-664-0988 (Local)

Visit the website here

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