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Family stories

We know that families in our community and around the world have the potential to stand on their own. All they sometimes really need is a helping hand, a way to help themselves so that they can build a better life.

Families lives are transformed when they own a Habitat home. Children are happier and perform better in school, their health improves and When Habitat for Humanity builds a house, a ripple effect occurs. Families are less reliant on social services and food banks, student and apprentice builders become skilled trades workers within their community, the economy prospers with each building project, volunteers are engaged, and the entire community feels fulfilled in contributing.

Our new home was well worth the wait. Our children no longer have problems with asthma because our home is new, clean and healthy. They sleep better and are a lot happier. - Peter

That’s the power of helping.

Families are the foundation of what makes Habitat for Humanity. There is no better testament to the importance of Habitat for Humanity Niagara than the stories of the families who's lives have been changed by their Habitat homes.

Meet our homeowner families:

Bernie and Kristy
Bernie and Kristy
Building a future
abdurlrazaq and Fadumo
Abdulrazaq and Fadumo
are home at last
Carlos and Rocio
Carlos and Rocio
How building their home taught them new skills
michael and Amy
Michael and Amy
Instant transformation for family of seven
family sits on couch
Mom of four feels peace of mind owning Habitat home

Building a strong foundation for her children's future.
mother and two childrenJulie
Habitat homeownership program provided financial stability when the family suffered a tragic loss .
Mom, Dad and three childrenJuan and Luz
Fire destroyed their home months after moving in; the family has been on the road to recovery and the children are thriving.