The Guelph & District Association of REALTORS® is proud to announce its commitment to a 5 year partnership with Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph.
As REALTORS®, we understand the impact that home-ownership can have on a person and family, and dedicate our careers to finding the perfect home for clients. Each time we welcome a new family into their home we are witness to the sense of pride that comes with that opportunity.
It is the Association’s vision that this partnership with such an amazing shelter-based charity will benefit the local community for years to come, as home ownership is an important objective for both organizations. It takes a community to build a village and GDAR is thankful for the opportunity to contribute immediately to the growth of the CityView community as a Foundation Partner, and to the Habitat for Humanity organization in all of its amazing current and future endeavours.
Through this partnership, GDAR will initially be helping Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable home ownership to 30 Guelph & area families by way of this development. These housing units will be supporting fixed income seniors, special needs individuals and low income families with 100% interest free mortgages.
Every day, more and more families find themselves in a struggle to keep a decent roof over their heads. Caught in punishing cycles of unpredictable rent increases, overcrowded conditions, or lack of access to land and affordable financing, these families live with a constant burden of uncertainty, stress and fear.
Habitat for Humanity knows that safe, decent and affordable shelter plays an absolutely critical role in helping families to create a new cycle, one filled with possibilities and progress. Affordable home ownership frees families and fosters the skills and confidence they need to invest in themselves and their communities. The outcomes can be long-lasting and life-changing.
With a little help, Habitat homeowners are able to achieve the strength and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families. They are empowered to overcome the barriers that so often stand between their families and better, healthier, more financially stable lives.
Studies conducted by academics and experts draw a straight line between housing quality and the well-being of children. Surveys of Habitat homeowners show improved grades, better financial health, parents who are more sure that they can meet their family’s needs. Wherever we work, we witness tangible evidence that strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.
Decent shelter provides the solid foundation for all of this. It’s the platform on which a family lives out today’s realities and prepares for tomorrow’s transformations. Every Habitat house changes lives: those of the families who help build them and pay an affordable mortgage or loan and all those who offer them a hand up in a time of need.