#7 ready for dedicationMonday, September 30, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SAULT STE. MARIE & AREA
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (October 7, 2013) - In recognition of World Habitat Day 2013, Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area is planning the dedication of Habitat Home #7 in Sault Ste. Marie to celebrate lives changed in our community and to address the need for decent housing around the world.
The Devlin family is thrilled to become homeowners through Habitat’s innovative, sustainable and affordable homeownership model.
The dedication of their new home will be held onsite at 465 Northland Road at 11:30 a.m.
A short ceremony will be held and keys will be presented.
Refreshments will follow.
A recent study by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation shows 86 percent of Habitat homeowners report being happier since owning an affordable home with Habitat; 70 percent reported improved health due to healthier living conditions and reduced stress levels and 65 percent of Habitat partner family children show improved academic performance.
That is a lot to celebrate!
Beginning on Monday, October 7, 2013, and continuing throughout October and November, Habitat for Humanity International and affiliated organizations will host hundreds of local events world wide - from builds and flash mobs to parades, contests, housing forums and everything in between - to draw attention to the need for safe, decent, affordable shelter for all.
The United Nations established World Habitat Day in 1985 to spotlight the need for adequate shelter worldwide.
On the first Monday in October each year, Habitat for Humanity affiliates and national organizations raise their collective voice, taking action to change the systems, policies and attitudes that lead to poverty housing, and engaging partners in solutions.
Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area is an independent, non-profit housing program dedicated to building affordable homes in partnership with low income families.
Homeowners contribute Sweat Equity volunteer hours and repay long term, interest free geared to income mortgages.
HFHSSMA has completed construction of seven homes in Sault Ste. Marie.
These builds were possible with the generous support of many individuals, groups and businesses within the community.