Habitat for Humanity seeks new family for Nelson

The West Kootenay Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity started off in 1996 with a couple of Nelson locals

The West Kootenay Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity started off in 1996 with a couple of Nelson locals that wanted to build Habitat homes for low income families.

It took two years to get organized, obtain charitable status and become an official affiliation of Habitat for Humanity. Many volunteers were gathered and by July 2000 the first home was ready for the selected family to move in.

Since the beginnings, nearly 13 years ago, Habitat for Humanity West Kootenay has built a total of three homes in the Nelson area, including one duplex. Through these homes, a total of four families were given a hand up.

The group is now accepting new family applications for a 12-year-old, three-bedroom duplex in Nelson uphill until June 1.

Applications are available at habitatwk.ca, Nelson Community Services (518 Lake Street) or RHC Insurance (601 Baker Street).

For more information info@habitatwk.ca or write them 809-622 Front Street, Nelson, V1L 4B7. You can also call 250-399-4561.

The homeowner’s obligation is 500 volunteer hours and the interest free mortgage including land tax is limited to 30 per cent of your gross income.


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