A brand new home is now up for grabs in Yellowknife.
The NWT branch of Habitat for Humanity is now taking in applications for individuals who would be interested in becoming Habitat homeowners in the city of Yellowknife.
In order to be eligable to be a habitat homeowner, there are a few requirements that must first be met. Applicants must be Canadian citizens who have been living in Yellowknife for at least two years. They must have children who are under the age of 18 living at home, and must currently be spending at least 30 percent of their gross annual income on housing. Applicants must have stable income, with at least one adult working full time, and a good credit rating.
The final prerequisite is that applicants must be willing to work with Habitat NWT by attending ownership training, complete 500 hours of volunteer sweat equity, and keep the home and yard in good condition.
Dave Hurley, the President of Habitat NWT, said that he understands that the path towards homeownership can be incredibly challenging, but that “our partner families have told us the hard work is worth it to have a place to call their own.”
Applications can be sent in now, and will be accepted until February 28th.