Habitat for Humanity is active in communities all across southern Alberta. There is expected to be a duplex that will be available to two families, built here in Drumheller in 2018.
"We are still waiting for the architect to revise the duplex to fit the lot that we have. So, we haven't actually seen any drawings yet, but they should be coming soon," explained Sheri Cooper, with Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta.
Cooper explains that they are hoping to have two families in the duplex by Christmas. She also tells us that the mortgage on the homes are interest free, and in lieu of a down payment, the families will be required to do 500 hours of volunteer work.
"It is fantastic, we are very excited about habitat being down here (in Drumheller) and us being able to work together to put two families into permanent housing. It is good for the families, it opens doors for them that they wouldn't otherwise have, and it just makes like easier for them," said Cooper.
They are still in need of families to apply for the homes. To be eligible, you must have children under the age of 18, as families are the main focus of Habitat for Humanity.
"We need two families. We need one confirmed before we can build, basically what we encourage people to do is, even if they don't think that they will qualify, to go through the pre-screening process anyway," advised Cooper.
To take the pre-screen and find out if you qualify to apply for the Habitat for Humanity home follow the link.