Habitat for Humanity is a community-based, registered charity working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
Our mission is to mobilize volunteers and a range of community partners to build simple, decent housing in order to provide low-income families with access to affordable home ownership right here in our local region.
Worldwide, Habitat for Humanity has built over 500,000 homes for low income families and dedicates a new home every 21 minutes. Habitat for Humanity Victoria is a member of Habitat for Humanity Canada, and is part of a worldwide network spanning over 100 countries.
Founded in 1990, Habitat Victoria is one of 65 affiliates in Canada building more than 350 homes a year, offering a “hand-up” to families across the country.
How does Habitat for Humanity work?
Through volunteer labour, efficient management and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds safe, decent and affordable houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments go into a revolving fund, which is used to build more homes.
Habitat for Humanity is a hand up, not a hand out. In addition to mortgage payments, each homeowner invests hundreds of hours of their own labour, called "sweat equity”, into the building of their home and the homes of others
Habitat for Humanity Victoria
849 Orono Ave. Victoria BC V9B 2T9