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Kindred Credit Union announces the HomeShare Mortgage

Kitchener, ON – Kindred Credit Union is pleased to introduce the HomeShare Mortgage, a viable alternative for many facing barriers to owning a home.

For many Ontarians, owning a home remains a key part of “the Canadian dream" and yet rising real estate prices are a major barrier to entering the housing market. Many regions of Ontario have experienced the steepest increase in housing prices in Canada. In Kitchener-Waterloo, home prices have risen 295% since 2005, which is 84% higher than the national average1. These factors prove to be especially challenging for younger and new Canadians seeking to own a home.

“Sixty years ago, our founders’ radical vision was to see mutual aid put into faithful practice – individuals or groups bearing one another’s burdens, helping each other out in times of need and in times of plenty,” said John Klassen, Interim CEO. “We continue to live out that vision with the products and services we offer. The HomeShare Mortgage provides a viable alternative to owning a home by increasing accessibility for friends or family members to combine their resources through co-ownership.”

In addition to pooling resources to help with the cost, joint mortgages can also help with the mortgage approval process and open up additional location options. To qualify, the home has to be owned by two or more parties, and at least one owner is required to live at the property. The HomeShare Mortgage is available across all term lengths.

Learn more about the HomeShare Mortgage.

1 Waterloo Region’s Vital Signs focused on Affordable Housing


About Kindred Credit Union

Kindred Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative based in southwestern Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything we do and makes us the one-of-a-kind choice for those who want to connect their values and faith with their finances. Kindred offers a complete range of banking, borrowing, and investing products and services through eight branches and online. Members benefit from access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ATMs through THE EXCHANGE® Network in Canada and the Allpoint Network in the US. To learn more about Kindred, visit

Media Contact

Frank Chisholm
Director, Brand and Marketing
Kindred Credit Union
519.746.1010, Ext. 5211


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