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Community support helps families achieve homeownership

We know that the most important way for families to gain stability and self-reliance is when they own their own homes. Every day, more and more families find themselves in a struggle to keep a decent roof over their heads.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on an immediate need for safe and affordable places for families to live, and also put a hold on Habitat Niagara’s build program.

In February, ground was broken on a single detached home on Wellington Street in Port Colborne, which was scheduled to be completed in May with the support of Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board’s Building Futures Indigenous youth.

As of today, the Building Futures program is being revised to accommodate the new government public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – it is still to be determined when the build program will resume.

In the meantime, the trades have been at the house and have roughed in the HVAC, plumbing and electrical components and the siding and brick façade is currently being installed.

It costs Habitat Niagara more than $300,000 to purchase land and build one house, and these efforts could not be achieved without the generous support of an ever-growing list of groups, businesses and individuals who, together, are passionate to help Niagara families achieve the dream of homeownership.

Without these partners, local families wouldn’t have a safe, decent and affordable place to call home.

Thanks, to the extraordinary partners who have supported our Port Colborne build – we couldn’t do this without you!

With thanks to: A&G Plumbing, City of Port Colborne, Cotton Inc., Dave Wiens Construction, Niagara Regional Housing, Niagara Volunteer Framing Crews, NPAAMB/Building Futures, OakRidge Woodworking, Pollard Windows & Doors, Roberts Electric and Walker Aggregates.

View photos of the Port Colborne build.

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