Local Habitat for Humanity
undertaking two builds in Owen Sound

April 18, 2017


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 Habitat for Humanity Canada has committed to building 150 houses as part of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in 2017 in recognition of Canada’s 150 anniversary. Two of those houses will be built in Owen Sound.

On May 2 at 4:00 p.m., Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce will be holding a ground breaking ceremony to introduce the families that will be purchasing the two houses in Owen Sound.

Habitat is inviting the community to attend the ceremony as they put shovels in the ground to officially start their latest project – the 38th and 39th house built in Grey and Bruce for families in need of affordable housing.

The houses will be built with the support of volunteers in partnership with the families selected by Habitat. Every partner family must complete 500 hours of sweat equity (350 hours for single parents) before receiving the keys to their new home.

Habitat’s mission is to provide simple, energy-efficient and affordable homes for families currently living in substandard housing. Families purchase their homes at fair market value through a no-down payment, no-interest mortgage with payments set at 25 percent of gross income. Payments are made to Habitat and are used to finance the building of more homes in the future.

This solution not only helps to provide housing for families in need, it also enables parents to provide all the other necessities of life for their children, contribute to the community through the payment of property taxes and build assets for the future.

About Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce

Established in 1987, Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and donors, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Since our beginning, we have served 41 families (63 adults and 89 children) throughout Grey and Bruce counties.

ALL of our administrative costs are paid for by the operation of our three ReStores located in Owen Sound, Hanover and Port Elgin, so every dollar donated goes directly into our homebuilding program. For more information, please visit www.habitatgreybruce.ca 

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No registration is required to attend the Ground Breaking ceremony. For more information please call Rachelle at (519) 371-6776 extension 101 or email info@habitatgreybruce.ca .

Those interested in learning more about Habitat’s partnership with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter can sign up for their newsletter and also register to volunteer at www.habitatgreybruce.ca .

The main construction will be started in about Mid May and volunteers are invited to sign up at www.habitatgreybruce.ca  .

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