At Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington, we envision a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. To achieve this vision, we partner with our community to build homes that provide the foundation for bright, stable and empowered futures for the families and individuals who live there.
Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington partners with families through affordable housing so that they may attain social and financial stability to transform their futures and our community.
Our Mission in Action
We do this by the following activities:
- Engaging volunteers and partners in the community, the ReStores and on the build site;
- Building and rehabilitating safe affordable family homes;
- Building financial stability; creating a potential pathway to homeownership.
Your financial support, your voice, and your time will help bring strength, stability and self-reliance to families in need of a decent place to live. Donate today.
Where We Build
We build homes across our catchment area of Guelph and Wellington County. Since 2000, we’ve built 53 homes. In 2020 we completed our landmark 28-unit development on Cityview Drive in Guelph.
At Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington, we are proud to have a team of staff, volunteers and Board of Directors who are passionate about our mission, and who actively promote our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Ways to Support
Wondering how to support your local Habitat for Humanity? Every donation, volunteer hour, and every purchase at the ReStore helps Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington build homes and build community.
- To make a monetary donation, please click here to go to our donations page.
- To shop or donate at one of our local ReStores, visit our ReStore page
- Interested in volunteering? Learn more here
- Host a fundraiser
- Become a Corporate Partner, and share our mission with your team
- Sign up as a teacher, student or school for the Meaning of Home contest
Our Operating Principles
A hand up – not a hand out.
Habitat for Humanity tailors occupancy costs to family income. In some cases we do this though interest free mortgages; for some families we use a deferred ownership model that allocates a portion of rent as an equity contribution to a future home purchase. We require all partner families and individuals to contribute up to 500 hours of time by volunteering in construction, the ReStore, office work and/or fundraising. Working together with staff and volunteers, we encourage the development of life and employment skills.
Since the 2007 building season, we have committed to building all homes to the EnergyStar standard for energy efficiency and will continue to meet or exceed these standards as our building practices develop. We have also committed to the City of Guelph’s Blue Built Home Program. These programs save water, energy, and reduce utility bills making our Habitat homes more affordable, sustainable, and livable for our partner families while helping the environment.
For every house we build in our communities, we support Habitat for Humanity’s international build efforts through tithing.