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penny-houseHabitat homes are funded through profits from the ReStore, mortgage payments on existing Habitat homes, and from individuals and community partners like you. The return on investment in a Habitat home far reaching- your donation will continue to benefit our community for years to come.

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    Build With Us Today

    Imagine life without a home. Many hard-working, low-income families don’t imagine it – they live it. Habitat for Humanity helps these families build simple, decent homes they can afford. The rigorous family selection process evaluates need, current housing conditions, financial status, character, and willingness to participate in the Habitat for Humanity program. All people in need, regardless of race or belief, are welcome to apply to Habitat for housing.

     

    Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area has constructed 7 homes since 2004, giving families in Sault Ste. Marie & Area homes of their own and hope for the future.

     

  • How it Works

    Offering a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

    Using volunteer labour and donated materials HFHSSMA builds homes in partnership with local families in need of affordable housing who could not qualify for a conventional mortgage. Partner Families invest 500 hours of ‘Sweat Equity’ with Habitat and repay a zero percent interest, geared to income mortgage. Families are set up to succeed as homeowners, with training and peace of mind as they build equity in their homes.
     
    Build Sponsors

    Building Sponsors

    Habitat homes rely on Sponsor Partners to cover a large portion of the costs associated with the builds. The other portion of the house is covered through the use of volunteer labour and donations from the community and corporations. These donations take many shapes: from a $100 donation made to the Habitat program to a local business donating new building materials such as lumber or kitchen cupboards, to donating their staff’s time and expertise to the build.
  • If You Would Like to Help in a Future Home Build

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    Our volunteers don’t just give a helping hand - they become the heart and soul of Habitat for Humanity. HFHSSMA urgently needs volunteers from all walks of life. We rely on our volunteers daily to help us carry out our vision of providing safe and affordable housing to hardworking families in our community.

    It's Great for the Community and for You!

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    At Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area, we welcome volunteers 18 years of age and older to come out and get involved in the building process on site. We’ll make sure you have an experience you’ll want to repeat: as comfortable or as challenging as you want it to be. Our current volunteers will tell you that building with Habitat is fun, educational and rewarding.

Volunteer Spotlight

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With the construction of our 7th Habitat Home complete on World Habitat Day (Oct.7), and Thanksgiving just behind us, it seems a good time to reflect on how we have been able to accomplish so much. The simple and profound truth is, we could not have done it alone. It takes a community to build a home the Habitat way, and the support of our community continues to amaze and humble us.

One such inspiring community member is Dylan Houle. Dylan contributed over 380 hours of his time, energy and skills to the construction of the most recent Habitat Home, and in doing so gained experiences that will last a life time. Read More

Corporate Volunteer Spotlight

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Corporate Community Partners are integral to the Habitat model of home building. They provide much of the needed skills, materials and labour to complete Habitat home builds to a high standard of workmanship, often sharing their skills and knowledge with build volunteers. It takes a community to build a Habitat Home, and our Corporate Community Partners are valued pillars of our community!

Dave Mackie of MacMar Drywall & Painting first partnered with HFHSSMA on Habitat Home #2. As a Community Partner he has donated labour and materials to the construction of Habitat Homes in Sault Ste Marie.Read More

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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