Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit housing program that works to break the cycle of poverty by building affordable housing and promoting homeownership. We mobilize local volunteers, community members, service clubs, organizations and corporate partners, seeking to create a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
We implement an on-going development model called the Home Build Program. Within this program, we build homes and provide interest-free and geared-to-income mortgages to hard-working and deserving families who otherwise could not afford homeownership.
Supported by hundreds of volunteers, Habitat Hamilton has accommodated 19 partner families locally since our incorporation and is one of Habitat Canada’s fastest growing affiliates, with six homes currently under construction!
Our service area encompasses the City of Hamilton, Haldimand County and the territories of the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the New Credit. This service area is comprised of a total population of approximately 800,000 people.
Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an affiliate organization of Habitat for Humanity Canada, which has served over 2,700 families nationwide since its inception in 1985. Internationally, Habitat’s improved the shelter conditions of 1 million more.