Four Fredericton families move into Habitat homes

Four Fredericton families now have a place to call home thanks to affordable housing projects by the provincial Habitat For Humanity.

The non-profit announced it welcomed four families into their new homes late last week with a dedication ceremony and barbeque to thank its partners, donors and volunteers who contributed to the build.

“We are very happy to see these families in their new affordable and energy efficient homes that meet the needs of their family,” said Perry Kendall, CEO of Habitat for Humanity New Brunswick, in a news release.

“It has also been wonderful to see so many volunteers from the community assisting on these home builds.”

Officials said the duplexes would provide stability and security for the four families who received the homes as part of Habitat’s affordable homeownership program, which offers opportunities to purchase a safe and decent home.

Fredericton MP Jenica Atwin said the work done by Habitat For Humanity is an example of Ottawa’s National Housing Strategy. The $82+ billion plan aims to provide more Canadians with a place to call home over the next 10 years.

“The Government of Canada is dedicated to continuing its work to uphold the right to adequate housing, which is why we are working hard with our partners to provide not only safe and affordable housing but also to strengthen our communities,” she said.

“Congratulations to the four families moving into these new homes.”

Habitat New Brunswick has eight other home builds planned for this year across the province.