Carter Work Project 2017

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn were in Canada in 2017 for Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project to help build 150 homes for Canada’s 150th anniversary – Habitat Canada’s biggest build project ever! The Carter Work Project is a country-wide effort, with over 40 communities in every province and territory in Canada helping us reach our goal of building 150 homes.

Everyone in Canada has the right to a safe, affordable and decent place to live in and yet so many families do not have that. By supporting the Carter Work Project, Canadians can help build a more caring nation through volunteering – where neighbours help neighbours build homes that provide a safe and affordable foundation for a better life.

Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC is taking part in The 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project by building three homes in Grand Forks, BC in 2017. The homes include a single family home and a duplex with two homes side by side.

People living in Habitat homes not only help to build their own houses, they also pay affordable mortgages. Habitat for Humanity’s innovative approach helps working families on a new path to better, affordable living conditions that lead to improved health and stronger childhood development. Access to affordable home ownership can help decrease a family’s reliance on food banks and allow them to move out of social housing which frees up space for those on waiting lists.

Here are photos of both the duplex and the single family home under construction from the summer 2017 to winter 2017-2018 courtesy of Ken Prendergast

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Here are a few photos of the duplex foundation forms and pouring.