Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region
Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region is one of 50 local Habitats in Canada and as a not-for-profit, charitable organization we work toward a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. We bring communities together to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.
By working with volunteers and community partners, Habitat Kingston Limestone Region has placed 25 families in homes throughout the area since the affiliate was founded in 1994.
Habitat partners with families, businesses, organizations, and individuals to build simple, affordable, and energy efficient homes. These homes are sold at fair market value, 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 “sweat equity”, to the building of their own house or the houses of others.
Habitat for Humanity builds simple, decent homes with partner families. Volunteers and families donate their labour to build houses under trained supervision. Funds from our ReStore, donations of money and materials from businesses, individuals, faith groups, and others all provide the resources needed to continue the homebuilding program. Habitat homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving fund and used to build more houses.