Habitat for Humanity PEI (Habitat PEI) facilitates partnerships by bringing together families seeking support for accessing affordable housing and stakeholders in the community including the construction industry, suppliers, as well as other supporters, sponsors, donors and volunteers.
Habitat PEI works with Partner Families and community partners to facilitate the construction and financing of affordable housing. In addition, Habitat’s home décor, building supply and home renovation store, ReStore, sells new and gently-used items. Through these efforts, Habitat PEI contributes to the provincial goals related to the housing continuum in PEI as well as diverting waste from landfills, providing social and environmental benefits to the community.
Habitat PEI is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and supported by staff. One of 50 Habitat locals across the country, Habitats help to transform lives by smoothing the path to stability and self-reliance through housing. Habitat for Humanity Canada (Habitat Canada) is part of an international network and brand bringing credibility, trust and community spirit.
The timing was right for Habitat PEI to develop a new strategic plan to guide the direction over the next three years. This plan is based on feedback provided by members of the community and various partners, including Partner Family feedback as well as the guidance and direction of the Board of Directors and CEO. The staff team also developed an implementation plan to support the successful execution of the strategic plan. Habitat for Humanity has defined its mission to;
Our aim is to foster and build equity through affordable housing by embracing diversity and inclusion. Every individual involved with Habitat is empowered to feel safe and encouraged to bring their whole selves to our mission, and they know they are valued, heard and respected. This work is carried out through meaningful partnerships and engaged communities.
The next three years include goals related to empowering partner families, broadening our reach in the community, establishing innovative mortgage models, and growing community engagement. These goals can only be achieved by a healthy and sustainable organization. Habitat for Humanity PEI will work towards its vision of building community through opportunities for safe, quality and affordable homeownership.