Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island
We are a non-profit, non-government, charitable organization with a mission to reduce poverty housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes. These homes are sold to qualifying low-income families at current market value, with no downpayment and an interest-free mortgage.
Our mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty. Through these partnerships we build newfound hope and a stronger sense of community.
Latest News and Upcoming Events
HFHMVI Newsletter: Read our latest edition - June 2016
Phase 1 of Meadow Hill Development is Completed!
Two Partner Families Have New Places to Call Home
We are delighted to announce the completion of Phase I of the Meadow Hill Development located at 2360 Extension Road in Nanaimo. The largest development undertaken by HFHMVI to date, it is being built in 3 phases; two houses per phase. To celebrate the completion of the first two homes, Habitat staff, volunteers, sponsors, donors, partners and dignitaries were on hand August 18, 2016, as home keys were presented to the Denby family and the Pearce-Bacon family, the two newest HFHMVI homeowners.
The impact of a Habitat home is life-changing, and is best described by the partner families themselves:
"We feel very fortunate to have a home to call our own. A home that our children can grow up into. It feels very comforting to know that we will no longer be at the mercy of landlords deciding to sell, and us having to move and uproot the children from their established neighbourhood and relationships within the community. It is paramount that the children have a secure and comfortable home they can rely on. We are incredibly grateful for this."
~ The Denby Family
"For the two of us, home is a place, that new place is here. Forever our family need not worry of the hardship of obtaining a house due to Habitat's kindness. Our lives can prosper, and we can finally call this blessing our home. Thank you."
~ Jamie Pearce & Crystal Bacon
~ The Denby Family
~ Jamie Pearce & Crystal Bacon
Landscape Team Build Day, August 11, 2016
We want to extend a huge thank you to TD Canada Trust and Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council 9990 volunteers who participated in our Landscape Team Build day on Thursday, August 11th. Everyone persevered through the scorching heat and did a magnificent job planting trees, shrubs, perennials and laying sod for the first two houses of our Meadow Hill Development. Once again, thank you to all who volunteered! To see more photos, visit our Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island facebook page.
Knights of Columbus Donation
We want to extend a huge thank you to Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council 9990 for your donation of $1,000.00 towards our Meadow Hill Development. Your hard work in our Landscape Day was much appreciated. Great job!
TD Canada Trust Donation
It is with great appreciation to TD Canada Trust for their donation of $5,000.00 towards our Meadow Hill Development. The TD Canada Trust staff volunteers were led by TD Bank Manager Jeff Krafta who participated in two Corporate Team Build days! Thank you to all of the staff who helped at the build site. Great job and a great team!
Windsor Plywood Provides $10,000 Grant to Habitat for Humanity MVI
A huge thank you to Windsor Plywood Foundation, held at Vancouver Foundation, for giving us a grant for $10,000.00. This is the fourth consecutive year that we have received $10,000.00 from Windsor Plywood Foundation, and we are most grateful, as our six-home Meadow Hill Development is by far the biggest and most expensive project that we have worked on to date. With your help, we will achieve our goal of building "20 Homes By 2020".
New Leader Hits the Ground Running!
A warm welcome to Rob Hallam, the affiliate's new Executive Director
The Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island (HFHMVI) is delighted to announce that Rob Hallam has been selected as the new Executive Director for the affiliate. Hallam was hired after a comprehensive search, and the Board is confident he will advance the affiliate's goal of building 20 homes by 2020.
With more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive in the non-profit sector, Hallam brings significant expertise in building & leading teams in complex environments, fundraising, operational management, and community development. With an MBA in strategic planning, and experience spanning multiple countries working with diverse organizations, he adds a wealth of knowledge to the organization. >> read full press release
TD Canada Trust Corporate Team Build day
On March 18th, the sun shone brightly as an enthusiastic TD Canada Trust team came to the build site to get down and dirty with paint brushes and rakes in their hands. This is the second team build day for TD Canada Trust. Thank you Jeff, Gurjiv, Morgan, Ryan, Darryl and Jan! You all did a FANTASTIC job!
LeHigh Hanson (Mayco Mix) - February 2016
We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to LeHigh Hanson Mayco Mix for contributing a $3,000 grant towards our Meadow Hill Development! Thank you for your continued support!
Vancouver Island University students at work on Habitat for Humanity site
Nanaimo Daily News - Friday, July 3, 2015
Six new homes to be built in South Nanaimo by Habitat for Humanity will have a solid foundation to build on, thanks to students in Vancouver Island University's heavy equipment operator program.
In an ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island, VIU students gain valuable work experience as they use a variety of heavy equipment on the sites and during the construction phase. ...read more
Meet HFHMVI's Two Newest Partner Families
HFHMVI is pleased to introduce our 2015 Partner Families! These two families will purchase homes we will begin building on Extension Road in 2015.