It's not everyday a president makes a stop in the city.
39th United States of America President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn stopped by the Fort Habitat build today (July 11). Carter praised the roughly 150 volunteers and the community.
Habitat Canada has a long history of helping those in need.
"They set an example for the rest of the community as good homeowners and good taxpayers and equal citizens with all the rest of us," said Carter of the people receiving the new Habitat homes.
Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will be taking place in every province and territory across Canada with a goal to collectively build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
"In the City of Fort Saskatchewan, like every other city, has an issue with affordable housing and that issue is critical," said Alfred Nikolai, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton.
The homes along Canyon Road in the Fort are all at various stages of completion, with the first homes scheduled to be handed over to their new owners early this fall. Others will have to wait until further into 2018.
In total, 16 Habitat homes will be built in Fort Saskatchewan.