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Posted: March 3, 2019

Building hope one house at a time

Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC AGM upcoming

Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC (HFHSEBC) is a regional non-profit organization that believes housing is a human right and should be available to all.

Our parent organization, Habitat for Humanity International, was founded in 1976 and now has affiliates worldwide. Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity has helped construct or preserve over 800,000 homes worldwide; all homes are built using local trades people, partner family sweat equity, and volunteers.

The cost of new home construction throughout Southeast B.C. is offset using proceeds from our regional Habitat for Humanity Restores located in Grand Forks and Castlegar. New homeowners are required to contribute to house construction from start to finish as well as repay an interest free mortgage that covers all building expenses.

Throughout Southeast BC, Habitat For Humanity has constructed 24 homes including our three most recent builds in Grand Forks that were completed last summer.

Like any not-for-profit organization, the foundation of Habitat is its volunteers. From board members to builders, Habitat relies on commitments from regular citizens who call the Kootenays and Boundary Regions home.

For Habitat Southeast BC to continue to support low-income families throughout the region we need to fill several volunteer board of director positions.

If you believe housing is a right, not a privilege, and would like to support us in making home ownership affordable throughout Southeast BC, please contact Spencer Tracy to discuss Habitat board member roles and responsibilities ([email protected] or call: 250.442.5688).

At this time we are specifically looking for volunteers from the Kootenays including, Castlegar, Trail, Nelson and Rossland

Our AGM will be held Saturday, March 23 in Grand Forks.

Lead image: Habitat for Humanity completed a project in Cranbrook a few years ago. e-KNOW file photo

Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC

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