Testimonials

Here’s what some of you had to say...

"I wanted to write this letter to tell you we could not have achieved this without the financial and emotional support of the Métis Housing  [Down Payment Assistance Program] . We are unbelievably grateful and simply blown away by the hard work, development, dedication and careful execution that has gone into this program and the effect it has had on our lives.

Please understand that this program has and will continue to make a world of difference for multiple families. We will definitely continue to verbally pass forward our highest praise of this program and as always, the powerful, hard-working and determined community of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Gratefully,"  - M. S.

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"Thank you so much for everything your program has done for me. You were so very kind and patient with me. I was so blessed to have you enter my life. Already my heating bill has dropped by $80 per month because I have windows and doors that close tightly. Thank you."  -  M.M.

"As a young family my wife and I, along with our young daughters, moved into our first home with Métis Urban Housing in Millwoods approximately 10-11 years ago. After a brief period with Métis  Urban Housing we we’re upgraded to the Métis  Capital Housing Program and have resided in Castledowns for the past 8-9 years or so.  Métis Capital Housing offered us a tremendous opportunity to be able to raise our young family (4 daughters now) in an affordable housing setting while giving us the opportunity to grow and mature as a family.

We have come along way from where we started, with the help of the Métis  Capital Housing Program we we’re able to qualify and secure our very own home. From my family to yours; thank you."  - J.& M.

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"Thank you [to] all for your work towards this positive result. My thanks also to the Métis Nation of Alberta, who made this program happen with support from Canada. Appreciation goes out to all involved in this assistance to me and the community. God bless."  - A. S.

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   "This supplement has alleviated a great deal of financial stress during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as helped me to meet basic needs of living. This rental subsidy has also ensured that I am able to keep the apartment I am currently renting as it provides a confirmation to my landlord that I can afford to continue renting. I am not sure what I would do without this supplement and I am very thankful to have this support."  - J.S.

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"I was thrilled to be approved for our Covid-19 Emergency Supplement.  [You] cannot even begin to understand how much pressure this takes off me and my wife during this time.  Being almost seniors and in-between jobs has been very stressful and it makes me appreciate the small things so much more during this time. "  - G.C. 

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    "In 2007 I was working an entry level job with 3 children all under the age of 13. I had just separated from my husband and for the first time in my life I trying to make it on my own. I reached out to Métis Housing and they were able to find us a beautiful 3 bedroom home. With the subsidized housing I was able to put food on the table and make sure my children had clothing on their backs. It was not an easy road and there were times that I was not sure when or how I was going to get our next meal. I have been in my current house for 10 years and have been able to watch my children grow up and even experience being a Kokum. My children have had stability in their life thanks to Métis Housing. 

I have worked hard and come to a place where I have managed to save some money. When Métis Housing advertised  they were funding a Down Payment Assistance Program I was super excited. I applied in Mid October 2019 and was approved just two short weeks later. I shopped around in the Fall and was waiting for the spring market to pick up. Covid-19 showed up instead. I didn’t let that stop me from looking at the market every day. I found my perfect home in the middle of May and just last week I was able to put in an offer and they accepted!!! I move in about a month and my Tenant  [Relations] Officer has been super accommodating in making my possession date  work. I do not believe that I would be able to afford to buy a home without the help of Métis Housing and I am extremely grateful for all they have done for me."  - K.L.

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"Thank you for the great news !!!!  Wow sincerely from the bottom of my heart thank you , and all who have helped. and thank you to the Métis Nation of Alberta."  - A. F. and M. 

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"The Down Payment Assistance Program has made our dreams come true! Without this program we would have had to wait years before purchasing our first home. The staff and everyone we dealt with have been extremely professional and made the whole process seamless. We want to extend our sincerest gratitude for this program and the staff that work so hard to make it happen." THANK-YOU again from the bottom of our hearts."  - K .& J.

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"This is great news and much appreciated. God bless the Métis Nation."  - D. B.

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"Thank you so much for the email letting me know that my application has been approved. You don’t know how much this assistance means to me at a time like this. It’s very much appreciated, and I am grateful to the Métis Nation of Alberta [and Métis] Housing and am so proud to be a member."   - T. B.

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"Thank you for completing your great work! B and I were impressed with your professionalism and attention to detail. We love our new windows and we highly recommend your awesome team! Thank you again for your financial help and support in the Métis Housing Home Repair Program."  - T. S.

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"Thank you so much for everything! This is greatly appreciated. Thank you! Wishing you good health, wealth and many blessings. "  - S. L. 

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"I would like to extend a big thank you to Métis Capital Housing Corporation for creating the Home Repair Program and acknowledge Corrine Card and her staff for all their help with processing my application. To say I am satisfied with my new windows is an understatement which I attribute to the great workmanship of Repka Installation Inc. This family run business which has been operating for 30 years has great pricing, exceptional service and a superb product. Once again thank you Métis Nation of Alberta and our Métis Housing Corporation! " - S.B.

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Tan’si, I am a 2020 recipient of one of your essential home repair grants.  I am a single parent of a child who is special needs.  I am in my mid-40’s and was able to finally purchase our first home in December 2018.  I purchased the home knowing that it needed some TLC and some repairs but because I worked full time, it shouldn’t have been too much of an issue to do some of the basic repairs.  In the winter of 2019, I was put on long term disability. After spending a whole winter in the house, I realized that our living room and basement windows and the front and back doors were old, did not seal properly (you could actually see outside) and not up to current standard.  Our furnace had quit the first couple of months after moving in and while I had it repaired, the repair company couldn’t guarantee that it wouldn’t stop working again. After realizing I couldn’t do the repairs that needed to be done on my own, I applied for the essential home repair grant.  I was beyond excited when I got the letter saying I had been approved!  There was no way I would have been able to come up with the money to do those basic repairs that were so necessary. I had the furnace replaced and while I didn’t put in air conditioning (because I think it was unnecessary), the new furnace has been circulating the air better throughout the home and has helped keep us cool when the temperature has been high.  The living room window was originally sealed shut and when it got replaced, a screen was put in and the window opens.  It is so nice being able to have outside air in the house!  I was able to have a friend show me how to install new siding underneath the living room windows.  What a difference.  I am eternally grateful for the grant as it has allowed me to have essential repairs done to our home and improve our quality of living. - S.H.

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 "Tawnshi,  

We would like to extend our Thanks and Gratitude for this opportunity to increase our quality of life by helping with  the home improvements we needed in this trying times.  Everyone was so helpful with the process. I makes me Proud to be part of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Once again, Thank You"  - J. L.

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Please Note: Any companies mentioned within these testimonies is not an official endorsement by Métis Housing. We encourage all to thoroughly research and background check all contractors before hiring.