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Habitat for Humanity and Rohit Communities Give Family the Keys to a New Home

Leduc, AB, September 14, 2011 – A Leduc family has been welcomed home. The excited Habitat partner family received keys to their new affordable condo home in front of proud staff from Rohit Communities, an Edmonton Home Builder, and Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. The new home was made possible by Rohit Communities as part of their pledge during Habitat Day in the Capital Region this past April.

“On behalf of the City of Leduc, we’re thrilled that a local family received assistance from Habitat for

Humanity to ensure they could continue to live in the community of their choice,” said Alderman Dana Smith, City of Leduc.

Habitat families purchase their new homes at market value from Habitat for Humanity, but pay an interest-free mortgage that is amortized to 25 percent of their income. The interest-free mortgage is what makes the new homes affordable. The families’ mortgage payments are then reinvested into building more Habitat homes; making Habitat’s program sustainable.

Rohit Communities demonstrates their leadership value by “raising the bar on achievement, inspiring others, and being a role model for others.” This value was on display during Habitat Day in the Capital Region, when the Edmonton Home Builder confirmed their commitment to provide a house to Habitat for Humanity for the second consecutive year.

“Our company has always looked for hands on charitable opportunities that focus on providing a hand-up to those in need. Habitat’s sustainable community model is exactly that. We are thrilled to be partnering again.” said Rohit Gupta, Chief Financial Officer of Rohit Communities.

Habitat for Humanity knows that it takes many partners to build strong, vibrant communities where families have access to safe, decent, and affordable housing. “Communities are strengthened when corporations, non-profit organizations, community groups and individuals all join forces to provide access to affordable home ownership,” said Susan Green, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton Board Chair. “Families who can focus on the future will thrive and in turn invest their resources in making their community even stronger.”

This new home was made possible by the generosity of Rohit Communities and the Government of Alberta. Habitat for Humanity Edmonton looks forward to continuing these partnerships as they work together to provide capital region citizens with access to safe and affordable home ownership opportunities.

About Habitat for Humanity Edmonton:

Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton is a non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. With the help of thousands of volunteers, HFHE have provided many families with safe, decent and affordable housing across northern Alberta. For more information about HFHE, please visit www.hfh.org.

About Rohit Communities:

Rohit Communities is a leading developer of Edmonton condos, townhomes, duplexes and single family homes. It also offers new homes in Fort McMurray and luxury Kelowna condos for sale. For more information on Rohit Communities, please visit www.rohitcommunities.com