Released on September 11, 2020
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have partnered with Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) to help a Melfort family realize their dream of homeownership.
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Melfort Todd Goudy, on behalf of Social Services Minister and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) Paul Merriman, and Gary Gurtler, Acting Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Prince Albert, made the announcement today.
Located at 404 Burrows Avenue West, the project consists of a three-bedroom, bi-level home. The house is about 988 square feet.
“Habitat for Humanity continues doing important work to build more housing for families across Canada,” said Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. “We are proud to partner with Habitat to make a difference in Melfort. Congratulations to the family who will now have a new place to call home.”
“Having a safe and affordable place to live is essential to a family’s success,” Goudy said. “Today we have the honour of welcoming a family to their new house, which we trust they will turn into their new home giving it a bright future and filling it with great memories. Together, with Habitat for Humanity, we are making progress in helping families put down roots and strengthening communities across Saskatchewan.”
“Seeing the smiles, knowing that many new memories will be made as a new family proudly accepts this house, makes working for Habitat for Humanity alongside our many community partners and volunteers so enjoyable,” Gurtler said.
“As a city, we are pleased with the work that is done in our community by Habitat for Humanity to help families achieve home ownership,” Melfort Mayor Rick Lang said. “I would like to thank both the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan for their involvement with the Habitat for Humanity program which makes all of this possible. It is truly a benefit to these families and a benefit to our community.”
For more information, contact:
Office of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
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