Regina has begun the construction of 10 new Habitat for Humanity homes.
Jean-Yves Duclos, minister of Families, Children and Social Development and minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), led the ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday along with Paul Merriman, minister of Social Services and minister responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), Regina Mayor Michael Fougere, and Kelly Holmes-Binns, Habitat for Humanity Regina’s CEO.
The federal government, through CMHC, and the government of Saskatchewan, through SHC, are jointly contributing $455,000 to build seven of the 10 homes through the Canada-Saskatchewan bilateral agreement under the national housing strategy. The City of Regina has provided $15,000 in funding for each home.
Meanwhile, main private sponsors include The Mosaic Company, Farm Credit Canada and Scotia Bank, with in-kind donations from Town and Country Plumbing and Heating and JLB Electric.
The 10 homes are part of Haultain Crossing, Habitat’s multi-unit family housing project that will house a total of 62 Habitat partner families upon completion. Located at 1033 Edgar Street, Haultain Crossing will contain 62 townhouse-style condos in Regina's Eastview neighbourhood.
Habitat’s delivery model provides opportunities for families to achieve housing stability along with their homeownership goals. Each selected partner family contributes 500 partnering hours in building their home or other Habitat homes.