(Wednesday, November 25, 2020—HAMILTON, ON) Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. This is why on the heels of National Housing Day, Habitat Hamilton is announcing two projects benefiting five families in our community. The funding is part of a $32.4 million partnership between CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada and is expected to create up to 414 new homes across the country.
Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada President and CEO Julia Deans announced that to date, 50 projects featuring 178 affordable housing units have been built or are underway nationwide. This means that 178 families have, or will soon, realize their dream of homeownership.
“With the difficult year we’ve all had, it’s comforting to know we can close out 2020 with this exciting announcement, and make homeownership a reality for five more families we serve,” says Sean Ferris, Habitat Hamilton’s Executive Director.
More than $17.5 million in federal government funding has been invested so far and more projects are in the works as the $32.4 million partnership between CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada is expected to create up to 414 new homes across the country. Habitat for Humanity homes will be energy-efficient and one in every five homes will be built to meet accessibility standards. Contributions from CMHC, provincial and municipal governments and hundreds of donors and volunteers enable Habitat for Humanity Canada to serve vulnerable populations including single mothers and their children, Indigenous peoples, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, seniors and veterans.
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About Habitat for Humanity Hamilton:
Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit housing program that builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat Hamilton has accommodated 31 Habitat homeowner families locally since its incorporation, and is one of Habitat Canada’s fastest growing affiliates with several builds and developments forthcoming. For more information, please visit www.habitathamilton.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Sean Ferris, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton
Phone: 905-560-6707 ext. 108