Our Local Builds  


Building strength, stability & independence

 

2019 is another busy year for Habitat Sarnia/Lambton as we undertake a whole-home renovation at 601 Elm Avenue (at East Street). It is slated for completion late April and home to the LaForge family.

On the heels of completing that build, we begin our fifth partnership build with Lambton County Developmental Services...this time at 411 Murray Street in Corunna. This is our first "down-River" build and we look forward to introducing Habitat to Corunna and the surrounding community. Slated for completion in early October, Murray Street will soon be home to two more individuals in our community with developmental delays and their caregiver. Habitat Sarnia/Lambton remains grateful to Nadine and Doug Lazenby for the donation of the land for this build.

Habitat has bought-back the home we built at 578 Scenic Drive in Watford. We are currently recruiting for a new family for that home. Once selected we will be refreshing that home in advance of welcoming another new family home.

Plans for the balance of 2019 are still coming together. We are currently pursuing the purchase of property in Forest and in Sarnia. And, of course- our appreciation to Petrolia. For a $1 they donated the lot at 4158 James Street for a Habitat build in their community. Decisions regarding whether our late Fall 2019 build will be in Petrolia or Forest are still coming together. Watch this space for details. 

Lambton Builds

Habitat Sarnia/Lambton is delighted to partner with the County of Lambton on our fourth "Lambton Builds" project. Volunteers in receipt of Ontario Works will join Habitat as Murray Street Corunna build volunteers. They will gain valuable employability skills, training and development. We continue to be grateful to the County of Lambton for this partnership, to the Ontario Works team for bringing this program together and to the Ontario Works volunteers who are always such a pleasure to welcome and work with!

At the Habitat for Humanity Canada National Conference in Kelowna, BC, Habitat Sarnia/Lambton was recognized as a leader in Housing Innovation for their partnership with the County of Lambton.  The County of Lambton was also recognized by the OMSSA for their partnership with Habitat Sarnia/Lambton.