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Hart gives keys to a new life


By IAN WILSON -- Calgary Sun
 Christmas has come early for Melissa Singh, who yesterday received a gift from the Hart.

 Singh, a 22-year-old mother of two, was presented with the official key to her new home, which she attained through The Owen Hart Housing Program.

 "This feels great -- it's a wonderful home," said Singh as her children, three-year-old Xandra and two-year-old Kaiden, played in the living room of her Martindale house.

 To qualify for the program, people must complete a maximum two-year educational program that teaches them how to budget their finances and prepares them to own a home.

 "Recipients must have a certain income and they had to hold a job for a certain amount of time ... over a year, in order to show they're committed to working," said Martha Hart, who started The Owen Hart Foundation after her husband passed away in 1999.

 Owen died after falling from a cable while being lowered into the ring for a wrestling match in Kansas City.

 After the educational component of the program is completed, The Owen Hart Foundation assists recipients by providing the down payment for a new home.

 "If you're working hard and you never get ahead it's discouraging -- this is an incentive program which rewards hard work," said Martha, who also met with Rotary Club officials yesterday to discuss an initiative to recognize Ed Whalen.

 The Owen Hart Housing Program, run through the Mennonite Central Committee Employment Development, will provide eight houses per year.


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