New affordable housing community in Oshawa to benefit 50 local families

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Published August 16, 2021 at 9:09 pm

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Habitat for Humanity GTA has started construction on a new townhouse project that will bring 50 affordable housing units to Oshawa.

Construction started this summer on the 50-home Habitat community located at 485 Normandy Street, near Dean Avenue. Families are currently being matched for phase one of the three-bedroom stacked townhouse units expected to be completed in 2022.

The townhouses are being built on former City-owned land that was sold to Habitat for Humanity Durham (which has since merged with Habitat for Humanity GTA) for the construction of new affordable housing.

“Communities thrive when everyone has the foundation of a decent and affordable home from which to begin the work and school day,” said Ene Underwood, the CEO of Habitat for Humanity GTA, adding that the project was their biggest to date.

“It’s taken political leadership and foresight by Oshawa City Council and multiple actions seen and unseen by municipal planning staff, consultants, volunteers and donors. When they move into their homes, some of Durham Region’s hardest working families will free up badly needed rental units, creating a positive ripple effect on overall affordable housing supply.”

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