At Habitat for Humanity, we build more than just houses. We build community – we build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home. Since inception, our local Habitat has built more than 25 homes in our catchment community of Wellington Dufferin Guelph. But, there is a critical need for affordable housing in our community that can’t be met one home at a time. We need to build more to support the growing need for affordable housing.
Habitat for Humanity is an advocate of creating more sustainable, safe, affordable housing options that will benefit Canadians and our local communities. To do this, we take a holistic and collaborative approach to affordable housing solutions.
In Guelph, we’ve embarked on our most ambitious build yet – Cityview Village, a 28 multi-residential affordable housing development. Cityview Village is more than just a housing development. It’s a community for change. No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to feel the strength, stability and self-reliance that owning a home provides.
In Dufferin, our local Habitat for Humanity has embarked on a multi-residential affordable housing development where we plan to build affordable housing units with an emphasis on the housing needs of families, seniors, victims of family violence and people with disabilities. We are also exploring the renovation of 3 residential properties in Dufferin. Of which, we would convert into 6 units of affordable housing.
Land opportunities are also being pursued in Centre Wellington.
Habitat empowers families in building stability, strength and self-reliance by providing a hand-up through home ownership and partnership.
In selecting partner families, seniors and individuals, our local Habitat for Humanity considers:
- the need for safe, decent, affordable housing;
- the ability to maintain a reliable source of income and pay a modest mortgage;
- the willingness to partner, including the contribution of up to 500 hours of volunteer “sweat equity”.
With your support, we can make a difference that lasts a lifetime.
Please consider donating, shopping at the ReStore, and volunteering with your local Habitat for Humanity.