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1 NL Housing and Homelessness Network Oct. 25, 2012


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

4  Build simple, decent, and affordable houses.  Partner with community and volunteers.  Promote home ownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty.  Motto: “a hand up - not a handout".

5  Established locally in  It is the only affiliate located in Newfoundland and Labrador.  In St. John’s /Mount Pearl we have built 37 homes.  Last year built 2 in Labrador City  Have provide homes for 124 children

6 Home Ownership Program: ◦ Family Qualification and Selection Process:  Need, Ability to Pay, Willingness to Partner  Financial and Employment History  References and Community Support ◦ Families are required to contribute a minimum of 500 hours “sweat equity”. ◦ Receive training and support.

7 Home Ownership Program: ◦ Houses appraised at fair market value. ◦ SOLD with no cash down payment. ◦ Mortgages held interest-free by Habitat. ◦ Payments geared to income.


9  Global Village Build  ReStore

10 2012 & Beyond 4 More Homes to be completed by December 2 in Paradise, NL 2 in Labrador City, NL 2013 – Habitat NL returns to Thailand on its 2 nd Global Village Build

11 Developing a new Strategic Plan - focusing on Regional Expansion Overarching Priority 50 in 5 By build year 2017 we will have moved 50 new families into homes & Beyond

12  2011 saw the first non Avalon Peninsula build, with the Labrador West Housing & Homelessness Coalition partnering with the Adopt a Home program for the area.

13 Nelson White Habitat for Humanity NL 55 Kenmount Road P.O. Box 8910 St. John’s, NL A1B 3P6 Tel: (709) Fax: (709) Web:

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