in Canada, 1 in 10 households do not have a decent place to call home

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Virtual Homeownership Information Session

Are you tired of renting and dreaming of owning your own home? Learn more about Habitat PKR’s affordable Homeownership Program at the Virtual Information Session on June 14, Wednesday, 7…

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Meet Derrick & Maelyn – Leahy’s Lane Phase 2

Home is everything! A home is a place where you feel completely comfortable and safe! It’s a sense of security as well as a sense of pride. It provides hope!…

Meet Jennifer & Anisa – Phase 2

The struggle of finding a safe and stable place to live is a reality for many families, including Jennifer, a hard-working mother, and her daughter Anisa. They currently live in an apartment with a leaking bathroom ceiling, poor insulation leaving Anisa’s room colder than the rest of the place, and thin walls causing noise disturbance from next-door neighbors. On top of that, the apartment has no storage for Anisa’s medical equipment and supplies.

Habitat Homeowners share about what owning a Habitat home will mean. Image is of the couple, with Habitat PKR logo on top, and the quote "...purchasing a Habitat home will help us to feel safe and secure and give us pride in owning something. We will hopefully build some equity for later in life..."

Meet the homeowners – Leahy’s Lane

The couple was living in an apartment complex with many individuals who unfortunately didn’t share the same views and values, and who didn’t take pride in where they lived.  “Ever…

Meet Angela – Leahy’s Lane

For me, home is a safe place, a place to feel secure and happy,” says Angela. Angela had always dreamed of owning her own home, but with the high housing…

Meet Edward and Jessica – Leahy’s Lane

Edward, Jessica, and their son were living in a one-bedroom apartment for five years. In the beginning, the apartment was a quiet and peaceful place, but that changed, and it…



Grade 6 Peterborough Student A Runner Up Winner in National Writing Contest

Habitat for Humanity Canada announced the winners in the Meaning of Home, a national writing contest. Grade 6 student Ellyot W. from St. Catherine Catholic Elementary School in Peterborough, Ontario, won a $10,000 grant for Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region for her entry “What home means to me”.

24-May-2023 | Read More

Habitat PKR Kicks Off its Second Phase of Affordable Condos

Peterborough, ON May 23, 2023– Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region (Habitat PKR) was joined by Habitat for Humanity Canada, City of Peterborough Mayor Jeff Leal, locally elected officials,…

23-May-2023 | Read More

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region’s Board Chair Sets the Tone for Annual General Meeting with Powerful Speech

Peterborough, ON – May 19, 2023 – Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region (Habitat PKR) recently held its Annual General Meeting, where the organization presented its financial standing, and…

23-May-2023 | Read More