15 year old Hamdan Akbar still can’t believe he has a place to call home.
“It’s a blessing.”
Hamdan’s family is just one of 10 that will be moving into 10 completed affordable housing units at Haultain Crossing, a project by Habitat For Humanity Regina.
In order to get to this point, families had to contribute 500 hours of sweat equity.
“It’s not just given to them, it’s earned by them,” said Social Services Minister, Paul Merriman. “It’s very important that they have some ownership of the home, not just on a financial level, but on a emotional level, but also they have that connection to the community.”
That work is something that Hamdan’s father Zarshaid was more than happy to put in and to do going forward.
“My kids, they also like me to work,” he said with a laugh. “Because I was coming here, I was going to that, and my wife she also helped me a lot.”
This is the third phase of the project, meaning now that 34 families are currently residing in the units.