Kristen and Anthony were doing their best, but life was chaotic. After moving across the country with their toddler son, they could only afford to live in a more run-down and tight apartment in a dangerous neighbourhood…not a situation that would help a family thrive.

While they continued to struggle for safe, decent and affordable housing, things took a turn for the worse when Anthony suffered a work-related injury that became much more serious. His foot was amputated in order to save his life. After recovering, Anthony had the additional challenge of transitioning into a new career. And while Kristen and Anthony were both working while raising their two sons, they still weren’t able to save for a down payment. Luckily, they learned about Habitat for Humanity’s interest-free, no down payment mortgage gear to their income. After partnering with Habitat, they now live in a safe neighbourhood. Their lives have changed ever since. The financial stability that comes from affordable mortgage payments means they can spend less time worrying about how to make ends meet, and more time planning for the future.

In the new year ahead, you can count on us to keep pushing forward, as we help families across Canada like Kristen and Anthony’s get the hand up they need.

You can bring hope to families in the new year! Please donate today to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.