Our Local Builds  


Building stength, stability & independence

 

Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton is a charitable organization that builds decent, affordable homes and then sells them to low-income families for a $0-down, 0%-interest, 20-year, Habitat-held, mortgage with geared-to-income monthly payments.  100% of the mortgage revenue we receive each year is used to build more homes for more local families  Proceeds from our Sarnia ReStore pay for 100% of our administrative and operational costs.  For this reason, 100% of every dollar donated to Habitat Sarnia/Lambton is used to build homes.

Research undertaken amongst Habitat families nationwide shows that, upon receipt of a Habitat home, children's academic performance improves, families are healthier and become more vested/involved in their communities.  Every $1 invested in Habitat for Humanity yields a $4 Social Return on Investment (SROI)

The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project - Celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary by building with 150 families

For over 30 years, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter have travelled around the world with Habitat for Humanity and thousands of volunteers, donating their time and voices to building and improving homes alogside Habitat homeowners. Their effort helps raise awareness of the critical need for affordable homeownership.  

Nearly 100,000 enthusiastic volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to help build or imporve homes in partnership with families in need of affordable housing.  

Together, these volunteers have built, renovated or repaired more than 4,000 homes in 14 countries.  

In July 2017, President and Mrs. Carter will bring their energy to cities across Canada for the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.  While the project will take place in many locations in Canada, President and Mrs. Carter will focus their efforts in Edmonton, AB and Winnipeg, MB. 

Celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary

Canada marks its 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, and in reconition of this milestone, the Carter Work Project will build 150 homes alongside 150 future Habitat homeowners.  Across Canada, from coast to coast, Habitat volunteers will be helping families build the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves.

Habitat Sarnia/Lambton, in partnership with Royal Homes, is constructing a duplex on Scenic Drive in Watford as our contribution to this pan-Canada build project.  

Lambton Builds

Building strong and stable homes builds strong and stable communities.  Habitat Sarnia/Lambton has, once again, partnered with the County of Lambton for the Lambton Builds project.  Breaking ground in June, this build in central Sarnia will see volunteers in receipt of Ontario Works social assistance working alongside Habitat staff and the future homeowners, to build a home for a family in need of decent and affordable housing.  

At the Habitat for Humanity Canada National Conference in Kelowna, BC, Habitat Sarnia/Lambton was recognized as a leader in Housing Innovation for their partnership with the County of Lambton.  The County of Lambton was also recognized by the OMSSA for their partnership with Habitat Sarnia/Lambton.