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Habitat President's Most Recent Letter Before the Holiday Season

Humanitarian and Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Speaks About the Importance of Housing as a Basic Human Right

Here’s the most recent letter sent from the President & CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada, which you may have received, in case you prefer to read the letter online.

letter from the President

"In order to create true, sweeping changes in providing decent housing, we must begin to talk about this human necessity as a basic human right. This is not something that families around the world can only wish to have, not something that only the luckiest can hope to realize, but something that everyone should have an opportunity to achieve.

When we understand the magnitude of housing needs and their different forms in communities worldwide, we will recognize that as more fortunate people we are morally obligated to act. Once we view the issue of housing in these appropriately urgent terms, we will begin to act in concert more effectively.”

– Jimmy Carter, former U.S. President,
and Habitat for Humanity volunteer


Habitat’s best-known volunteer, former U.S. President Carter strongly believes that safe and affordable housing not only has a positive impact on partner families, but also on the community that helped make it possible. Your much-appreciated support helps build and improve communities, one home at a time – and improves lives in the process.

Your support demonstrates your compassion as a partner in helping hardworking, lower-income families escape a desperate reality that no one should have to face, especially at this time of year – the hopelessness, stress and related health consequences of not being able to afford rent, when it’s as much as 70% of their monthly income, as well as pay for other essentials like food, hydro and heating their home.

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Thank you very much for all your support of families in housing need – and all the best to you and yours for a happy, safe and peaceful holidays – Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Joyous Kwanzaa to you all!



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