We know that safe and decent housing has the power to change individual lives and transform communities by supporting stable employment, better health outcomes, and increased access to educational opportunities, as well as the security and prosperity of our Communities.
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin (Habitat HMD) recognizes the urgent need for solutions across the housing system – from emergency shelter, to rental, to affordable homeownership.
Together, we must look Beyond the Build, to what safe and decent housing can do for families, communities, and our country.
What does it mean to go Beyond the Build? Going Beyond the Build means recognizing that everyone has the right to a safe and decent place to live, and that it benefits all of us when they do.
It means mobilizing around the people, organizations and ideas that will drive solutions to Canada’s affordable housing crisis and the creation of a robust and healthy housing system. It means calling on all governments to prioritize decisions that can provide safe and decent housing for the almost 1.7 million families in this country who face core housing need.
On #NationalHousingDay, we are calling on Canadians, and leaders like you to show your support by pledging to go Beyond the Build with us. Sign up here to show your support for affordable housing and to learn more about how we can ensure those living in Canada have access to safe and decent housing, and the opportunities that brings.
Founded in 1999 as Habitat for Humanity Halton, the organization merged with Habitat for Humanity Mississauga in 2015. In 2021, Habitat Halton-Mississauga expanded its service area to include Dufferin County. Working with individual donors, government, corporate, community and construction partners – and channeling the selfless dedication of legions of volunteers – Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin is innovatively providing affordable housing solutions for the communities it serves. It is part of Habitat for Humanity Canada – a national, charitable organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Nationally and internationally, Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable shelter. Established in 1976, Habitat for Humanity is currently the leading provider of affordable housing globally with operations in more than 70 countries. Habitat HMD is the affiliate in Southwest Ontario, namely Halton region (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville) and Mississauga, and it recently added Dufferin county in 2021.