Registered charity, Habitat for Humanity Quebec (HHQ) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada and a member of the Habitat for Humanity International network, sharing the vision of a world where everyone has access to safe and decent housing.
Since its creation in 1999, Habitat for Humanity Quebec has offered access to homeownership to many families by building homes in various municipalities of Quebec, including Greater Montreal, the Lower Laurentians, the Eastern Townships and Montérégie. In total, by the end of 2017, 121 people (including 78 children) were living in homes built or renovated by our organization.
Originally three independent organizations driven exclusively by volunteers (Habitat Montreal, Deux-Montagnes and Sherbrooke), Habitat for Humanity Quebec consolidated its forces in 2013, under new direction and a board of Directors consisting of highly qualified and respected professionals from various regions of Quebec.
With its new structure, HHQ intends to continue its growth and offer homeownership to an ever-greater number of Quebec families. To maximize the impact of the Habitat model, the construction of properties that can accommodate more people has always been prioritized. In addition, Habitat for Humanity Quebec develops partnerships with families, businesses and philanthropists that are sensitive to the needs of various communities, including aboriginal communities, to enable the delivery of Habitat projects to all families wishing to break the cycle of poverty.
HHQ is the only charitable organization in the province that builds affordable homes and offers funding without interest on the loan, to low-income Quebecois families in order to access homeownership. HHQ aims to help not only the partner families, but also the neighbourhoods in which the houses are built, encouraging the social mix and revitalization of local communities.
Habitat for Humanity Canada
Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) is a non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The organization mobilizes volunteers and partners to build simple, decent housing in order to provide low-income families with access to affordable homeownership. HFHC also raises awareness of the need for affordable housing and promotes homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
With the help of over 50,000 volunteers every year, HFHC’s 69 affiliates nationwide have provided almost 1,800 Canadian families with safe, decent and affordable housing since the first Habitat home was built in Winkler, Manitoba in 1985. HFHC is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing shelter for more than 2 million people sin ce it was founded in Americus, Georgia in 1976.