‘Ahead of schedule, under budget:’ Habitat for Humanity Hamilton finishes 1st affordable housing renovation

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Published May 3, 2022 at 3:02 pm

'Ahead of schedule, under budget:' Habitat for Humanity Hamilton finishes 1st affordable housing renovation
The partnership between Habitat for Humanity Hamilton and CityHousing Hamilton is reportedly off to a productive start – ahead of schedule and under budget. (Habitat for Humanity Hamilton photo)

The partnership between Habitat for Humanity Hamilton and CityHousing Hamilton is reportedly off to a productive start. The pair joined forces to bring vacant affordable housing units back online, and Habitat Hamilton says the renovations at the first unit are complete ahead of schedule and under budget.

Three geared-to-income housing units, which are owned by CityHousing, will be repaired and rehabilitated by Habitat Hamilton under the new partnership.

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“It’s amazing to see how two community-minded organizations have come together for the mutual benefit and social well-being of Hamilton families,” says Peter Walberg, Habitat Hamilton’s building services manager. “It’s extremely rewarding to help make our joint visions a reality. We believe that the best way we can achieve our mission to make safe, affordable housing available to all is through partnerships like this one.”

Habit Hamilton says the partnership addresses two primary needs in the city. First, to address the need for safe and affordable housing in Hamilton. Second, to engage local youth to perform most of the construction and rehabilitation activities under trained supervision, in order to gain valuable construction and trades experience.

Habitat Hamilton is still accepting volunteers. More information can be found on the organization’s website at habitathamilton.ca/waystovolunteer.

“Our partnership with Habitat Hamilton highlights the value of community partnerships not only for our organizations but to the communities we serve,” says Brian Kinaschuk, CityHousing’s manager of maintenance. “From the housing side, our collaboration will help put family units back online as quickly and efficiently as possible, while providing our local youth the chance to gain hands-on training and experience in real-life settings.”

For CityHousing, the partnership allows the renovations to be completed at a significant cost reduction.

Hamilton received $23.3 million from the Canadian government this year to build 109 new affordable homes.

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