Sarnia, ON, June 10, 2024 – Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton recently welcomed two families to their new Habitat homes while breaking ground on their next two-home project to be ready before the end of the year.

Habitat Sarnia/Lambton’s 77th and 78th homes will now offer stability and security for two multigenerational families thanks to a multitude of community partners and volunteers.  “The hard work of the Habitat team is truly rewarded when the keys are given to new homeowners,” said David Waters, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton.  “Many people don’t realize that families have to go through a whole process that can take up to three years before they receive the keys to their new home. The pure excitement on their faces as they open the door to their new home for the first time is a feeling I never forget.” 

Added Waters, “With the availability of affordable housing at an all-time low, Habitat Sarnia/Lambton will continue to be an active proponent for change, advancement and social change with a mindset towards affordable homeownership here in our local community.”

With that in mind, Habitat Sarnia/Lambton recently broke ground on a new build – two universal-design single-family homes. “There’s no day like the present to get started, so we packed up our tools from one site and headed directly over to the next.” said Darryl Blum, Director of Build Services with Habitat Sarnia/Lambton.  “We are hoping to have these two new homes complete and ready for the families to move into by Christmas.”

Habitat Sarnia/Lambton would like to thank its many generous supporters, including the Government of Canada and the City of Sarnia.

Since 2019, the Government of Canada has made a total funding commitment of $300,000 through the Affordable Housing Fund under the National Housing Strategy towards Habitat Sarnia/Lambton’s projects, including these homes.

“Organizations like Habitat for Humanity are invaluable partners as we work to end the housing crisis and ensure that all Canadians have a safe and affordable place to call their own,” said the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure, and Communities. “As we open the doors to these new homes and break ground on two others, I wish these families the very best as they start new chapters in their lives.”

In March 2023, the Government of Canada and Habitat for Humanity Canada announced an additional $25 million investment to build 500 new affordable homes across Canada over the next three years. This brings the total federal investment in Habitat for Humanity to $80.8 million through the Government of Canada’s National Housing Co-Investment Fund.

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