About  


Our Vision:

A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

What we do:

Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

Habitat Explained

This three minute animation will help you understand who we are, what we do and how we do it!

 

Our Sarnia/Lambton Story

Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and to making adequate, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity invites people from a broad spectrum of social, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds to work in partnership with us to build both homes and hope for families in need. Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada, which in turn is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International.

Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton receives applications from, and equitably selects, area families who qualify for Habitat home ownership. Once selected, HFHS/L works in close partnership with our families to assist and prepare them for their successful transition to home ownership. The mortgage portfolio we hold, in conjunction with the corporate and community resources we receive, is reinvested into the purchase of property and the building of more homes.

Similar to most affiliates across Canada, Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton operates a ReStore. The ReStore is a social retail enterprise which receives donations of new and gently used building materials, home furnishings, appliances and the like. These are sold at affordable prices to the general public with the net proceeds of the ReStore utilized to offset all operational costs of the HFH Sarnia/Lambton affiliate.

The success of our ReStore locally has meant that Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton has been able to channel 100% of mortgage revenues, corporate, community and individual donations into our home build programs. Beyond its pivotal role in our sustainable business model, the ReStore plays an important role in environmental stewardship by actively re-cycling, re-purposing and diverting tons of materials from landfill annually.

Habitat Sarnia/Lambton built its first home in 1994. In 2012, the Board of Directors agreed a new Strategic Plan that will see us help more than fifty (50) families into affordable homeownership by 2017.

Financials

2012 – 2017 Strategic Plan

2016 Annual Report

2016 Audited Financial Statements

Previous annual reports and audited financial statements are available upon request.  To obtain your copy, please contact Sarah Reaume, Executive Director at [email protected]

Habitat for Humanity Canada

Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home.  Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.  With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 56 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world.  Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries.  For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca

Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia.  The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries.  Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.  Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.  Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.  Through shelter, we empower.  To learn more, visit www.habitat.org.

Watch the video below to learn more about Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity.