South Dun­das Town­ship do­nates land to Habi­tat

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Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Se­away Val­ley is one step closer to build­ing an­other home thanks to a do­na­tion of land from the Town­ship of South Dun­das. The do­nated lot is in the vil­lage of Wil­liams­burg. Construction is set to be­gin in 2010. “ We’re very ex­cited. We just … pg. 4

Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Se­away Val­ley is one step closer to build­ing an­other home thanks to a do­na­tion of land from the Town­ship of South Dun­das.

The do­nated lot is in the vil­lage of Wil­liams­burg. Construction is set to be­gin in 2010. “ We’re very ex­cited. We just fin- ished build­ing a home in South Stor­mont and will be start­ing a new one in Corn­wall this Oc­to­ber” said Dick Aubry, chair­man of Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Se­away Val­ley. “ With this do­na­tion we’ll be able to build our first home in South Dun­das. We’re hop­ing for lots of vol­un­teers and would like to get as many busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als in­volved as pos­si­ble.”

With the lo­ca­tion now set, Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Se­away Val­ley can start looking for fam­i­lies who are in­ter­ested in own­ing a Habi­tat Home.

Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Se­away Val­ley has built three af­ford­able homes in the city of Corn­wall and one in South Stor­mont. The grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity and in­crease in sales at the Re­Store in Bonville, a build­ing ma­te­rial and house­hold item re­tail store op­er­ated by Habi­tat, has en­abled the lo­cal Habi­tat af­fil­i­ate to set a goal of build­ing two homes per year. “ We have se­lected a won­der­ful fam­ily for the Corn­wall home, and are in the process of se­lect­ing a fam­ily for our Winch­ester home,” said Hilda Seguin, chair of the Fam­ily Se­lec­tion Com­mit­tee. “ It’s a long process and we have to start work­ing now to se­lect a fam­ily for Wil­liams­burg.”

To be el­i­gi­ble for a Habi­tat Home, fam­i­lies must have a steady in­come but not be able to ob­tain a con­ven­tional mort­gage. They must have a min­i­mum in­come of $ 20,000 per year and an in­come limit that ranges from $ 22,591 to $ 43,135, de­pend­ing on the num­ber of peo­ple in the fam­ily.

Habi­tat is not a give­away pro­gram. Part­ner Fam­i­lies must be will­ing to put in 500 hours of “ sweat eq­uity”— vol­un­teer hours organized by Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity— be­fore they move into their new home. When a fam­ily moves into their new home, reg­u­lar monthly mort­gage pay­ments must be made. Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Se­away Val­ley holds the mort­gage and of­fers it to the home­owner at no in­ter­est.

A fam­ily in­for­ma­tion meet­ing will be held on Thurs­day, Oct. 1st, 7 p. m., at the South Dun­das Town­ship of­fice, 4296 County Rd. 31/ Bank Street, Wil­liams­burg. Fam­i­lies must at­tend this in­for­ma­tion meet­ing in or­der to be el­i­gi­ble for a Habi­tat home.

Es­tab­lished in 1998, Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Se­away Val­ley’s mis­sion is to mo­bi­lize vol­un­teers and com­mu­nity part­ners in build­ing af­ford­able hous­ing and pro­mot­ing home­own­er­ship as a means to break­ing the cy­cle of poverty. Through vol­un­teer labour, ef­fi­cient man­age­ment and tax-de­ductible do­na­tions of money and ma­te­ri­als, Habi­tat builds de­cent homes with the help of home­owner ( part­ner) fam­i­lies. For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www. habi­tat­sea­way­val­ley. org.

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