Habitat Handyman was officially launched to the public in the spring of 2016 as Habitat for Humanity Manitoba’s newest social enterprise - a reliable, trustworthy service for home repairs and renovations. This latest Habitat initiative was created with the goal of helping more families fulfill the dream of home ownership, as the profits from the Handyman projects will all go to further realize our mission of helping families purchase safe and affordable housing.
The Habitat Handyman service is open to all residents of Winnipeg, regardless of income or age. We use our pool of skilled volunteers to complete repairs, along with paid staff and licensed tradespeople as required. By using volunteer labour for as much of the work as possible, we are able to keep costs down to help the repairs remain affordable. Homeowners have the option of providing their own materials, or we can source and purchase quality building materials, whichever works best for the customer.
Another component of the Habitat Handyman program is that we offer to work with the homeowners to complete the repairs, if they would like, so the homeowner can learn some new skills while getting their project completed by a skilled team. Home ownership is about so much more than building equity; it’s about having a safe and decent place to call home, and Habitat for Humanity Manitoba is pleased to be able to offer homeowners in our community quality home improvement services, with the profits from the service going to help families in Manitoba purchase a safe and decent home.