Habitat for Humanity to build new homes in Hamilton with federal government investment

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Published November 29, 2021 at 10:55 am

Habitat for Humanity Hamilton received federal funds to build two new homes at 134 Catharine St North. 

Habitat for Humanity Hamilton received federal funds to build two new homes at 134 Catharine St North.

The $200,000 investment is part of a three-year $32.4 million partnership between the Government of Canada and Habitat for Humanity Canada under the National Housing Strategy’s (NHS) National Housing Co-investment Fund (NHCF).

“This semi-detached, two-unit build is located in the heart of Hamilton, in close proximity to public transit and amenities,” said Sean Ferris, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton. “Each home has been outfitted with sustainability features and built to accessibility-ready standards.”

The National Housing Strategy’s NHCF gives priority to projects that help those in greatest need, including women and children fleeing family violence, seniors, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, those dealing with mental health and addictions, veterans, and young adults.

“Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home,” reads the official media release from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). “The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada’s recovery, as people in Canadian communities are still having trouble finding safe and affordable housing.”

Hamilton MP Filomena Tassi was on-hand for the Nov. 24, 2021 announcement. She says the investment in these new homes will make a real difference in the lives of these families who will finally have a place they can proudly call their own.

With the help of volunteers and donors, Habitat for Humanity helps families build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage geared to their income.

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