about us

By mobilizing communities, we build homes to provide working, lower income families with a solid foundation for better, healthier lives.

At Habitat for Humanity, we believe everyone deserves a safe, decent place to call home.

our mission

how it all works at Habitat

Habitat for Humanity Manitoba is one of 1,400 affiliates worldwide working to build safe, decent, and affordable homes for families. Every year, we partner with communities to help working, lower income families in Manitoba achieve strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.

It starts with good folks like you – generous, groups and individuals who want to make a difference in their community by…

Volunteering Time
Giving Money
Donating Stuff

…giving a hand up to working, lower income families by helping build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

  • Families purchase an affordable home from Habitat for Humanity Manitoba with a no down payment, no interest, renewable 15 year mortgage.
  • Since families wouldn’t qualify for a conventional mortgage, we provide a Habitat for Humanity Manitoba mortgage that removes the barriers to homeownership.
  • Mortgage payments are calculated annually, so that families never pay more than 27% of household income on shelter costs.
  • As part of their partnership with Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, families contribute “sweat equity” of 500 hours helping build their home, other Habitat homes, or helping in our ReStores.
  • Every family attends financial education workshops to prepare themselves for first-time homeownership.
  • As soon as a family starts to pay off their mortgage, Habitat for Humanity Manitoba puts those dollars to work helping build the next home for the next family. As families pay off their mortgages, these dollars are reinvested and used by Habitat for Humanity Manitoba to build more homes for working, lower income families in our community.
  • We keep our build costs low through volunteer labour and, as much as possible, donated or reduced-cost building materials and services.

Donating, shopping or volunteering at Habitat ReStore also helps us build homes.

how it all works at Habitat

Habitat for Humanity Manitoba is one of 1,400 affiliates worldwide working to build safe, decent, and affordable homes for families. Every year, we partner with communities to help working, lower income families in Manitoba achieve strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.

It starts with good folks like you – generous, groups and individuals who want to make a difference in their community by…

Volunteering Time
Giving Money
Donating Stuff

…giving a hand up to working, lower income families by helping build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

Donating, shopping or volunteering at Habitat ReStore also helps us build homes.

  • Families purchase an affordable home from Habitat for Humanity Manitoba with a no down payment, no interest, renewable 15 year mortgage.
  • Since families wouldn’t qualify for a conventional mortgage, we provide a Habitat for Humanity Manitoba mortgage that removes the barriers to homeownership.
  • Mortgage payments are calculated annually, so that families never pay more than 27% of household income on shelter costs.
  • As part of their partnership with Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, families contribute “sweat equity” of 500 hours helping build their home, other Habitat homes, or helping in our ReStores.
  • Every family attends financial education workshops to prepare themselves for first-time homeownership.
  • As soon as a family starts to pay off their mortgage, Habitat for Humanity Manitoba puts those dollars to work helping build the next home for the next family. As families pay off their mortgages, these dollars are reinvested and used by Habitat for Humanity Manitoba to build more homes for working, lower income families in our community.
  • We keep our build costs low through volunteer labour and, as much as possible, donated or reduced-cost building materials and services.

our impact in 2019

With the help of 5,200 volunteers
and the support of donors like you
with contributions of approx. $563K from our ReStores

Habitat for Humanity Manitoba was able to house 25 families in 2017. Since 1988, we’ve built homes for more than 420 families, including 1,000 children, in need of safe, decent, and affordable places to live.

learn about our 2018 impact in our annual report