of waste diverted from landfills
Five years ago, she started her dream job working with immigrant women. She loves her work and providing for her daughter, Grace. “I have seen my strength and resilience grow as a full-time working single-mother.”
But when she thought about owning a home, it seemed impossible.
Nicole faced major financial constraints. Saving for a down payment was simply out of reach. Tired of living so close to the edge every month, Nicole moved into a near-market rental through Calgary Housing.
75% of households have insufficient income to purchase a home. Families are trapped in a rental cycle, without any long-term solutions.
Nicole knew about Habitat for Humanity as an international organization, but was excited to learn that it also operated locally in Southern Alberta. She realized her biggest barrier – saving for a down payment – could be removed.
In 2019, Nicole was approved to buy a Habitat home, and she officially took possession last year. This was possible because of you – our dedicated sponsors, donors, volunteers and community partners.
I am so thankful for the sponsors and donors. They are investing in families and strengthening communities. It's a beautiful organization to be part of.
The day Nicole signed her mortgage and took possession of her new home felt like a dream. Even when she walked up to the door with the keys in her hands, it still didn’t feel real. But this home was hers. She started noticing the impact on her daughter immediately. Since moving, Nicole says she has seen Grace “come alive.”
She is so happy to have so many kids around. The social aspect has increased her confidence and taught her important life skills.
In the next five years, Nicole plans to settle in and create friendships with other new Habitat homeowners. They plan to be involved in the community and pursue their passions.
This is possible for Nicole's family and so many others because of your support. Thank you.
We have stability and security; we are part of a strong community. I am proud of myself for investing in our futures. And so thankful for Habitat for making it possible.
*Habitat homeowners’ mortgage payments are pooled into the Fund for Humanity and support our build program
**Must be noted as an expense to comply with GAAP
Fundraising costs were 12.5% of total funds raised in 2020.
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