Founded in 2002, Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area is a non-profit charitable housing organization that believes everyone deserves a decent place to live.
We strive to mobilize and work with our community to help local families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. Thanks to the help of volunteers, donors, and community partners, fourteen Habitat families have found safe, decent, and affordable homes upon which to build brighter and more stable futures.
We don’t give away free homes; rather, our Affordable Homeownership Program bridges a gap for families unable to afford a traditional mortgage by providing them with the opportunity to purchase their own home.
Families who apply and are accepted to become Habitat Homeowners purchase their home through a no-down-payment, interest-free mortgage geared to their income and contribute at least 500 volunteer hours to Habitat.
Once they move in, Habitat homeowners are responsible for maintaining their own home. We help families and individuals prepare for homeownership by providing homeowner education classes, ranging from financial literacy and budgeting to home-repair and maintenance.
Our path to homeownership requires hard work, time, and dedication, but this helps ensure the long-term success of the families we partner with.