News Release - November 1, 2010
PROVINCE HELPS REGINA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD MOUNTIE HOUSE
A Habitat for Humanity partner family will soon achieve their dream of homeownership, thanks to $50,000 in funding assistance from the province through Saskatchewan Housing Corporation. The home, known as "Mountie House," is the result of a partnership between the RCMP Depot Division and Habitat for Humanity Regina. The partnership also commemorates the 125th Anniversary of the formation of RCMP Depot Division in Regina.
"This is truly a significant milestone in the history of Habitat for Humanity and the RCMP Depot Division," Social Services Minister and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation June Draude said. "Our government is pleased to be a part of this event and, most importantly, to help one more family improve their quality of life by owning their own home."
"On November 19, 2009 we announced our partnership with Depot Division. What an amazing experience to work with this stellar organization," Habitat for Humanity Regina CEO Dennis Coutts said. "Thank you to the City of Regina, Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, and Mosaic for your support in the Mountie House."
The funding is part of the $1 million investment announced by the province on April 1 to assist Habitat for Humanity's Saskatchewan affiliates in providing 20 homes for lower-income Saskatchewan families in housing need. This funding is on top of the $1 million that was announced by the province in March 2009. As of October 2010, the province has committed $1.4 million of the $2 million grant funding available to Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the province to assist in the delivery of 28 homes.
Located at 1045 Rae Street in Regina, the home is expected to be completed in March 2011. Each selected Habitat partner family contributes 500 partnering hours to build their home and other Habitat for Humanity homes. This assists in the development of the Habitat for Humanity community and their neighbourhood.
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