New families selected for Habitat homes

Habitat for Humanity has announced the selection of four new families to move into the organization’s current housing project in Lacombe.

  • Jan. 7, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society has announced the selection of four new low income, working families to move into the organization’s current housing project in the City of Lacombe.

This housing project consists of two new duplexes, located at 2 and 6 and 82 and 86 Ranchers Close in Lacombe. This project began in August and is due to be completed by next summer. These duplexes will provide safe, decent and affordable housing for many years to come, officials said.

“Council is very proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society to invest in affordable housing for Lacombe residents,” said City of Lacombe Mayor Steve Christie. “This initiative is a great example of the community coming together with all levels of government and the non-profit sector to advance the recommendations made in the City of Lacombe Housing Needs Assessment.”

Susan MacDonald, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) representative on the Lacombe Affordable Housing Steering Committee added the Lacombe Habitat project is wonderful, life-changing news for four local families this Christmas.

“Lacombe is known as a supportive and generous community, and our partnership with Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society who are experts at mobilizing volunteers, community partners and families to build affordable housing is a great fit for Lacombe,” she said.

Habitat for Humanity 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, working families with access to affordable home ownership. Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society strives to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing and promotes home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

“Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society is so grateful for the support of the City of Lacombe and its residents on this project,” said Guy Barnabe, Habitat for Humanity Chairperson. “We are delighted to be able to give four Lacombe families a ‘hand up’ this Christmas and restore hope to low income working families in the area.”