Habitat SEBC History
Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC is the product of a merger between Habitat for Humanity Boundary and Habitat for Humanity West Kootenay which merged in March 2014. The purpose for merging was to realign and create a larger, more efficient and effective regional organization to serve the area of Southeast BC. Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC was the first ever Habitat merger in the province. Together, our affiliate services the Boundary and Kootenay areas from Rock Creek to the Alberta border, and from Golden to the USA Border.
Habitat for Humanity has been building houses for low to moderate income families in the Boundary and Kootenay regions of British Columbia since 1999.
Houses have been constructed by Habitat Southeast BC in Grand Forks and Greenwood, B.C. Two single family homes in Greenwood and three single family dwellings, two duplexs, and a seven-plex in Grand Forks have been sold to families and individuals who now own their own homes; and a duplex and two single family dwellings in Nelson as well as a single family house in Castlegar and one single-family home in Cranbrook. In 2017 HFHSEBC began the construction of a duplex and an accessible single family home in Grand Forks on the last of the lots donated by the City of Grand Forks for Habitat homes. These homes were completed in the Summer of 2018 as Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project Homes. Since Habitat's first build in Grand Forks in 1999, Habitat for Humanity has built 21 homes in the Southeast BC region, and helped more than 25 families.
Key Ceremony September 28, 2018