Habitat for Humanity Greater Kingston & Frontenac is one of 69 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity Canada: a national, non-profit, faith-based organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The mission of the organization is to mobilize volunteers and community partners to build affordable housing, and promote homeownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty.
By working with volunteers and community partners, Habitat for Humanity Kingston & Frontenac has placed 13 families in homes throughout Kingston since the affiliate was founded in 1994.
Habitat for Humanity Kingston & Frontenac partners with families, businesses, organizations, and individuals to build simple, affordable, and energy efficient homes. These homes are sold at no profit, to selected families through long term, no-interest mortgages. Families must prove a need for housing, an ability to meet mortgage payments, and a willingness to contribute hundreds of hours of their own labour, known as â€œsweat equityâ€, to the building of their own house or the houses of others.
Habitat for Humanity Kingston & Frontenac builds simple, decent homes with partner families. Volunteers and families donate their labour to build houses under trained supervision. Profits from our ReStore, donations of money and materials from businesses, individuals, faith groups, and others. Our houses are sold at cost to partner families. Habitat homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving fund for Habitat for Humanity Kingston & Frontenac that is used to build more houses.