To mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty.
A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
About Habitat for Humanity Victoria
Habitat for Humanity Victoria is a registered charity that brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. Founded in 1990, Habitat Victoria has built 22 homes locally and served 26 families.
Habitat Victoria builds decent housing in order to provide working families with access to affordable homeownership in Greater Victoria. Our Homeownership Program is open to people from all cultures and faiths.
Habitat for Humanity Victoria is a member of Habitat for Humanity Canada and one of 56 Affiliates in ten provinces and two territories.
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 alongside the future homeowner. Each family invests 500 hours of their own labour, called "sweat equity”, into the building of their home and the homes of others. Habitat houses are sold to qualified families at fair market value 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.
A 2014 study revealed that Habitat for Humanity initiated $39 million in social benefit through its Canadian housing program. Every $1 invested produces a $4 return to society. Worldwide, Habitat for Humanity has improved shelter conditions for over a million people, helping one family every 11 minutes.
Habitat for Humanity Victoria
849 Orono Avenue
Victoria, BC V9B 2T9
89060 4135 RR0001
2017 Annual Report