Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Brant-Norfolk Chapter was selected as the successful recipient of $16,800 at the May 2021 meeting. Although COVID has changed how we meet, it has not diminished our ability to step forward and give back to our Norfolk Community.
Habitat for Humanity mobilizes volunteers and communities to help working, lower income families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. Potential homebuyers must meet requirements within a minimum and maximum income range and be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity to build and purchase their home through an affordable mortgage.
COVID-19 has caused significant lost revenue at the ReStore (Habitat’s main source of income). Couple that with construction delays, product delays from suppliers, double digit price increases and reluctance of volunteers and trades people able to work during the pandemic, project completion has been slow and more costly.
This donation will be used to complete the exterior of the current project on Brook Street in Simcoe. The homeowners received the keys for their home on April 29th after contributing more than 800 hours to it’s completion. Once this home is 100% complete, Habitat will move on to their next Norfolk project.
Lynda Henriksen, Director of Fund Development and Communications commented, “While the donations & money enables the homes to be built, the process represents so much more. The volunteers and the families take great pride in knowing they are contributing to home security and stability for one family plus many generations to come.” Henriksen continues, “These homes are not gifted to the new owners. The new owners volunteer hundreds of hours to the homes completion, pay a mortgage on the home and are responsible for their homes maintenance and upkeep, just like everyone else.”
COVID-19 has caused significant lost revenue at the ReStore (Habitat’s major source of income). Couple that with construction delays, product shortages, double digit price increases and the ability of volunteers and trades people to work during the pandemic, their projects are slower to be completed and more costly.