Homeowner Stories

As evident by the following homeowner stories, the lives of families that partner through our program improve across the board. Research led by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) substantiates this, showing that Habitat for Humanity families report being happier, healthier, and more financially secure after receiving their Habitat home.

Melchor, Mutya, Matthew and Liam

Jun 2, 2020 |

Melchor and Mutya dreamed about owning a house. They were renting a basement apartment that lacked appropriate ventilation. Their youngest son, Liam, had developed asthma. The Habitat for Humanity application process seemed relatively easy, but they were concerned about completing the 500 volunteer hours of ‘sweat equity’ that Habitat homeowners are required to contribute. “The … Continue reading Melchor, Mutya, Matthew and Liam

Brown Family

Sep 11, 2014 |

Amanda was a single parent, living in a “housing project” with her three sons when she was encouraged by some friends at Shelldale to apply to Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph. “I was pretty desperate at that time”, remarks Amanda, “because the home was in pretty poor condition with no back yard and it … Continue reading Brown Family

Gray Family

Aug 22, 2014 |

As you walk into the home of Mary and Gary Gray, our first Habitat Partner family, you have the immediate feeling of warmth, happiness and true “family”. We wanted to share this amazing story of their journey with Habitat and the extraordinary changes and opportunities that presented themselves after becoming Habitat for Humanity affordable homeowners. … Continue reading Gray Family

Samuel & Laila

Mar 6, 2014 |

Samuel and Laila along with their three sons will soon become Habitat for Humanity homeowners. Samuel works two jobs and makes time to volunteer at least 500 hours helping to build his family’s future home. “Our family thanks God that He sent us to Habitat for Humanity. As head of my family, I know that … Continue reading Samuel & Laila

Nagash Family

Mar 6, 2014 |

Nani has recently moved into her Habitat for Humanity home with her two sons, Philip, who is 15 and Nati, 12. Before becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner, all three lived in a small apartment quite a distance from the boy’s school. “We lived in a cramped apartment where there was no space- especially for … Continue reading Nagash Family

Jackson Family

Mar 6, 2014 |

A lot has changed since we moved in to our home in 2002. When we first move in, Austin was 6, Brandon was 3, and Liam had not yet celebrated his first birth-day. There is a lot more to our home than cement and lumber, this experience built in us a hope for a brighter … Continue reading Jackson Family