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About Us

Habitat for Humanity is a not-for-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, and financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. The three criteria to qualify for a Habitat home are: (1) need for affordable housing, (2) ability to repay a Habitat mortgage, and (3) willingness to partner with Habitat. In addition to mortgage payments, each homeowner invests hundreds of hours of their own labour, known as “sweat equity”, into the building of their house.

Habitat for Humanity Yukon

Habitat for Humanity Yukon was given official affiliate status in September 2004. Todd Hardy was a founding member and our first President. HFHY has completed homes at the following locations: Kodiak Place (1 unit, completed November 2006); Keewenaw Drive (2 units, completed July 2010); Wheeler Street (3 units, completed February 2011), Pintail Place (3 units, completed February 2013), Bailey Place (2 units, completed September 2014), Takhini River (3 units, completed November 2014) and Eldorado Road (2 units, completed January, 2016). We are currently building a duplex in in the Whistle Bend Subdivision of Whitehorse.  We hope to finish this project in the spring of 2017.

Our board members are:

  • President: Arthur Mitchell
  • Vice-President: Pat Hogan
  • Secretary: Erica Zwaneveld
  • Treasurer: John Robbins
  • Director: Susan Graves
  • Director: Glenn King
  • Director: Jon-Ann Satchell

Habitat for Humanity International

Millard and Linda Fuller founded the Habitat for Humanity movement in 1976 in Americus, Georgia. Built on the idea of partnership housing, Habitat for Humanity volunteers gave a hand up to those in need by working side by side with them to build safe, decent and affordable houses.  In 1984 Habitat's most famous volunteer, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, along with his wife, Rosalyn, participated in their first Habitat build project. Their personal involvement in Habitat brought the organization national visibility and sparked interest in Habitat's work across the nation.  Habitat for Humanity now spans over 100 countries and is responsible for placing over 1,000,000 families into new homes around the world.

Habitat for Humanity Canada

Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) was born in 1985, with the formation of the first Canadian affiliate in Winkler Manitoba. In early 1988 an HFHC national office was established, which is currently located in Toronto, Ontario. Over the past 25 years, Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) has logged more than 10 million volunteer hours, contributing to the successful completion of over 2,000 homes for low-income Canadian families. There are now over 70 affiliates in all 10 provinces and 3 territories.

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