We’ve Got Land!
Yes, you heard us correctly! After a few years of fundraising, planning, and searching, we found land for our first Habitat for Humanity home. Our homeowners and volunteers are excited to get to work. The build is going to happen THIS SUMMER so keep in touch with us if you’d like to donate materials, join the build as an individual, or perhaps your business would like to participate in an Adopt-A-Day!
Some information regarding volunteering:
- Online Safety Training is MANDATORY (but we can help!)
- Contact us with your general availability (evenings, weekends, etc) and your expertise (shingling, painting, insulating, feeding the hungry people, general helping on site, etc.). Experience is not necessary, however we welcome skilled trades people!
For more information on how you can participate in the build, contact Cathy Tymko at email@example.com.
If you are a business or know of a business person who is willing to donate supplies and/or materials, please contact Liz Pasieczka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a company who wants more information about a possible “Adopt-A-Day”, please contact Alara Matsyk at email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who has got us to this point today! All of our committee members, volunteers, community supporters and more. We are so happy to finally get this build under way!
If you want to keep informed on volunteer opportunities for the build, or to see pictures and updates as the build progresses, please follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook as we will be updating regularly!
Check back here, or sign up for our email list by contacting Cathy Tymko firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We Do
Habitat for Humanity Springfield Chapter is part of Habitat for Humanity Manitoba (HFHM), which is a non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has
a safe and decent place to live. The organization mobilizes volunteers and partners to build safe and decent housing in order to provide low-income working families with access to affordable homeownership. HFHM also raises awareness
of the need for affordable housing and promotes homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. With the help of thousands of volunteers every year, HFHM has provided over 230 families with safe, decent and affordable housing since 1987.
Helping Families and Communities
Families that partner with Habitat for Humanity Springfield Chapter benefit by generating significant equity in their homes over the life of the mortgage while only having to spend a maximum of 25 percent of their income on their mortgage payments, as opposed to the over 50 percent that some were paying prior to becoming a Habitat partner family.
Affordable housing leads to better outcomes for individuals and families and ultimately leads to healthier communities and a more productive society. As a family’s financial situation improves, their dependence on social supports decreases and they are better able to contribute to the community and local economy. Housing that is affordable and adequate leads to better outcomes for families in the areas of health, education and emotional well-being. Good housing in communities attracts economic investment, and contributes to thriving schools and community organizations.
In 2004, Habitat for Humanity Canada took part in a study sponsored by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) that interviewed 185 partner families. The findings demonstrated the benefits of the Habitat for Humanity program: 40.6% of families surveyed reported a marked increase in the school grades of their children; 54.2% noticed an improvement in children’s behaviour; 22.9% of the parents went back to school; 34.1% of the income-earners moved on to better jobs; and, 36.1% were less reliant on social supports and community services.