Habitat for HumanityPrince Edward Hastings

About Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings

The Prince Edward-Hastings chapter of Habitat for Humanity Canada was formed in 1994 to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization which works through local chapters to provide safe, decent and affordable home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Project Goals

Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings (HPEH) needed a website with more flexibility to grow as their organization is growing and evolving to meet the needs in the local communities. During the planning phase of the project, the following goals were identified:

Website Highlights

HPEH’s new website is a perfect blend of design and function. Appearing simple and straightforward to the website visitor, it is also programmed to scale easily as HPEH needs to add new pages, events, builds, etc.:

Custom Project Pages

Build projects are the focus of volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. In the new website, we brought these pieces together to form engaging and informative project pages that would highlight the current builds and their sponsors and to provide clear calls to action to join the effort. These pages are built in such a way that they form a project archive as builds are completed.


Comprehensive Intake Forms

As a volunteer organization, efficient processing of applications is crucial. Several forms were created for the website which reflect the unique processes required by different parts of the organization.

The volunteer form is the most comprehensive and required custom programming to make parts of the form invisible unless required. These sections appear based on what information the applicant has filled in.

Complete Administrative Control

We used the WordPress content management system for the HPEH website, with some custom enhancements. WordPress allows administrators to edit page content and even add or remove pages as needed. All pages, projects, sponsors, events, news and even forms are controlled via the WordPress admin.

To make the task of updating more efficient for their staff, we used Custom Post Types to create special Build pages that are easy to add and keep up to date.


Since launching the new website:

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