Habitat for Humanity housing projects continues at SON

Construction continues on seven new houses at Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON).  The Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce project began in May (2022) for member families.

Council candidates Bud Halpin (2nd L) and Dave Myette (3rd L) joined Kenny Kilday of Launchpad (next to Myette) and Rob Stanley, co-Chair of of Lamont Sports Park fundraising (2nd R), working on site in the rain on Monday September 12th – photo submitted

Habitat will also provide homeowner education sessions for the families including budgeting, estate planning and home maintenance. Habitat is actively recruiting volunteers to help with the Build. Construction is expected to take up to six months to complete with the goal of the families moving into their new homes in late fall.

Saugeen First Nation will be using a rent-to-own model and families will be required to complete 500 volunteer hours building their homes with Habitat.  After the families move in, they will make monthly payments to the Band and have the opportunity to own their house in 20 years.