We’ve done it.
Habitat for Humanity has secured land in Orangeville, Ontario!
After an extensive search, Habitat WDG has officially closed on the purchase of a property on Broadway in Orangeville on which preliminary plans call for the building of six affordable homes for local families.
Site planning is led by a volunteer committee of local industry experts and Habitat staff who will work closely with both Town and County of Dufferin planning officials.
Site development is expected to begin later this year.
To build on this scale, Habitat is raising $600,000 in funds through individual donations, sponsorships and partnerships. Please consider making a donation by visiting here and choosing “Dufferin Build”, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can partner with us to support the build.
“There is an urgent need for affordable homes in our community, as about 10% of Dufferin County is living in poverty and one in every nine households are living in conditions that are unsuitable, unsafe and unaffordable,” says Steve Howard, CEO of Habitat WDG. “Through our build on Broadway and our future build efforts, we will work to solve this problem, and we hope that our community will join us on our journey to do so.”
Habitat WDG also has two additional properties that are currently under exploration, which may allow for further construction in the county.
“This is just the beginning,” says Howard. “We hope to build as many as 30 affordable homes in Dufferin County over the next few years, and we look forward to developing partnerships with other social agencies in addressing the need for affordable housing.”
“Habitat WDG is committed to building a world where everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home, and our experience in Dufferin County has proven that our community shares this vision,” says Howard. “As we move forward with this multi-unit build, we are asking that businesses, organizations and individuals do what they can to help us build.”
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Dufferin’s Ultimate Habitat House Party: Update
Our first annual Ultimate House Party raises double the amount predicted in planning stages.
On Saturday September 30th, we hosted our first annual Ultimate Habitat House Party presented by DUCA. The event sold out at 200+ guests and raised an amazing grand total of $63,000 which doubled the committee’s expectations.
Bringing the House Party theme to life, the Horizon’s Event Centre was divided into three different areas; the garage, patio and dining area. Both patio and garage room were generously sponsored by Montgomery Homes & Stylin’ Homes. The garage room, decked out in a motorcycle, metal signage and wood pallets felt instantly as though guests were walking into someone’s home garage. The patio was beautifully lit with string lights, and featured patio sets and greenery creating a genuine outdoors feel. Absolute Catering and Event planning donated a delicious meal that kept our guests full and satisfied throughout the live auction. Layne – The Auctionista’s energy and live auction finesse helped to raise a third of the funds at around $18,000! To see pictures from the night and teasers, check out our Facebook page!
Save the Date! Our 2018 Dufferin Ultimate House Party is Saturday, September 22th!