Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity can bring the community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership. Home ownership is central to REALTORS® and is one of our community pillars at RAHB – it is what we do every day.

The below donations were made possible through the Home Ownership Affordability Program (HOAP), which was funded by RAHB REALTORS®. The HOAP objective was to meet the needs of low-income families living in the cities of Hamilton, Burlington and their surrounding communities in the Province of Ontario by assisting such families with the acquisition and ownership of eligible residential housing upcoming terms appropriate for their means.

Habitat for Humanity Hamilton

Donation Total: $77,526.68

This donation on behalf of RAHB REALTORS® will make a large impact on the local community and on future Habitat homeowners. This donation will help Habitat Hamilton build strength, stability and self-reliance in Hamilton and the surrounding areas.

In the picture is RAHB President, Bob Van de Vrande; Tim Mattioli; Habitat Hamilton Executive Director, Sean Ferris; and Bruce Moran at the Waterdown Build Location.

Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga

Donation Total: $38,763.35

This donation on behalf of RAHB REALTORS®, raised by local REALTORS®, will be used to create affordable homeownership. Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga works tirelessly to create secure housing for those in our Burlington area and outside RAHB communities.

In the picture is Director of Partnerships, Tara Petch; RAHB President, Bob Van de Vrande; Tim Mattioli; Bruce Moran; and CEO of Habitat Halton, John Gerrard at the Burlington build location that is encompassed by 18 townhomes.

Habitat for Humanity Home Build Celebration

On August 23, RAHB President Bob Van de Vrande was invited to speak at the Hamilton Habitat for Humanity Home Build Celebration. RAHB, through the Home Ownership Affordability Program (HOAP), donated over $77,000 to the Habitat Hamilton project in Waterdown.

Additionally, Van de Vrande was asked to take part in the key presentation ceremony, where he was able to give the home keys to a new Habitat homeowner. 

For a video recap of the event, please click the button below:


Habitat for Humanity does not only create stable and affordable Habitat Homes, they also offer a unique opportunity to discover a fantastic deal, a one-of-a-kind item, or the missing piece in your design inspiration in the ReStore.

The Hamilton ReStore is a home improvement retail store that offers new and used affordable merchandise to the general public at a discounted rate of up to 75% off and free of tax. Additionally, revenue generated from the Hamilton ReStore fund administrative and operational costs for Habitat Hamilton.

Click the buttons below for more information on the Hamilton ReStore; specifically, Donation and Kitchen Salvage programs: