How do I buy a home?
Habitat homes are not donated. Partner families purchase them through an interest-free mortgage. Mortgages (depending on home size and location) range from $75,000 to $200,000. They pay 25% of their income towards the mortgage and property taxes. This amount is regularly evaluated and adjusted to reflect changes in income. To qualify, you must be a low-income earner, be in need of adequate housing, be able to afford the housing costs, contribute 500hrs of sweat equity towards building the home, have a home visit and an adequate credit rating. Visit our Apply for a home tab to learn more.
How do I volunteer?
Whether you want to volunteer year-round or just for a day, we have something for you! And you don’t have to be an expert in construction to join us – we need people on our committees, to help out during our fund-raising events, to serve meals on site and of course, to build. Visit our Volunteering tab to see our current openings and events, and to apply to become a volunteer. You can even involve your workplace by purchasing a Corporate “Adopt-a-Day” Team building session!
I have items to give away. Can I donate them to Habitat?
We welcome donations of leftover new and good, used building materials that we can sell at our ReStore to raise funds to support future builds. If you have siding, paint, doors, windows, tiles, light fixtures, etc… please contact us at 462-4881 to arrange a pick-up. Please call the ReStore to discuss your donation.
How can I help Habitat financially?
Please feel free to donate anytime!
Cheques can be mailed to:
Habitat for Humanity Fredericton
PO Box 643
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A6
Each donation is tax receiptable. If you have a home or property you would consider donating, please call the executive director at (506) 474-1520.