why our work matters
Living in substandard housing hurts families and communities.
We know that the most important way for families to gain stability and self-reliance is for them to own their own homes. Every day, more and more families find themselves in a struggle to keep a decent roof over their heads. Caught in punishing cycles of unpredictable rent increases, overcrowded conditions, or living in unsafe neighbourhoods, these families live with a constant burden of uncertainty, stress and fear.
Habitat for Humanity OGN knows that affordable home ownership plays a critical role in helping families to create a new cycle, one filled with possibilities and progress. Affordable home ownership frees families and fosters the skills and confidence they need to invest in themselves and their communities. The outcomes can be long-lasting and life-changing.
With a little help, Habitat home owners are able to achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their children. Families are empowered to overcome the barriers that so often stand between them and better, healthier, more financially stable lives.