The federal, provincial and municipal governments have teamed up to break ground on 11 Habitat for Humanity houses in Haultain Crossing.

Haultain Crossing is a multi-unit family housing development designed to house 62 families when it’s complete.

“All Canadians deserve access to housing,” said Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale in a written release. “All over the country our government is collaborating with partners like Habitat to produce positive housing outcomes for families. Adding another 11 homes to Haultain Crossing is a real shot in the arm for this project, and another positive step for our efforts to address the community's housing needs.”

“Our government is pleased to support Habitat’s work in Saskatchewan,” Minister of Social Servicves Paul Merriman said. “Together with our partners, we are helping Saskatchewan families in greatest housing need to live in dignity, safety and comfort. This initiative, and others throughout the province, supports our goal of keeping Saskatchewan strong and moving forward.”

The housing units are located in Regina’s Eastview neighbourhood. The provincial and federal governments contributed $675,000 to the project. The city is funding $15,000 for each of the 11 homes, for a total of $165,000.

Families selected by Habitat for Humanity contribute 500 partnering hours to building their home or other Habitat homes. The family is able to purchase the home for fair market value, paying an interest-free mortgage set at 25 per cent of their annual gross income.