Celebrating a Milestone with Habitat for Humanity

Everyone deserves a decent place to live.

Everyone deserves a decent place to live, and that’s why Yale is proud of the 16-year sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity and contribution of products and knowledge to help build affordable housing. Yale recently reached a major milestone with Habitat for Humanity, providing 750,000 entry door locks and interior locksets for Habitat homes located in the United States and Canada. This has allowed Yale to accomplish a key company objective, which is to make homes safer.

Several members of our Canadian team participated in the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Canada, which involved building 150 homes for Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. The Yale crew attended the opening ceremonies on July 9 in Edmonton, where 75 homes will be built.

“It was a moving event with a First Nations hoop dance, devotions led by Elder Francis Whiskeyjack, the opportunity to see the families for whom these houses are being built, and hearing from President and Mrs. Carter,” said Tannis Weinstein, President, and Country Manager, ASSA ABLOY Canada. “There were many lessons that evening, but one of the strongest for me came from Mrs. Carter, who said that working to provide safe, decent and affordable housing is one of the best things we can do to help humanity.”

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization, and is the largest privately held homebuilder and regularly ranks as one of the top 20 homebuilders in the United States. Their mission is to build strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people who are in need of a good home with an affordable mortgage. Future homeowners work alongside the Habitat volunteers and put in hundreds of sweat equity hours. Building the foundation for their homes helps to strengthen families as they embark on an opportunity to improve their lives.

“We fully support Habitat for Humanity’s position that access to safe, decent and affordable housing should be available to everyone, and we’re very pleased to be able to contribute to their mission and especially proud to participate in this year’s Carter Work Project,” said Jason Williams, President, ASSA ABLOY U.S. Residential Group.

Yale has been a national partner of Habitat for Humanity since 2001. In addition to providing locks, employee volunteers from Yale and other ASSA ABLOY Group brands have helped build houses with Habitat homeowners in Connecticut, Iowa, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Mexico and Canada.