4:30 p.m., March 29)
for Humanity to proceed with Phase II of Nantes sub-division
By Fred Sherwin
more familites will soon be getting a home of their own
after Habitat for Humanity recently announced planes to
proceed with the second phase of their planned sub-division
on Nantes Street in Avalon.
new houses will be built beside a bungalow and two semi-detahced
units that were built last year and will follow the same
Barry J. Hobin design.
for Humanity NCR has permission to build nine uints in
total on the half-acre property. The final two units will
be built next year.
on the two semi-detached homes will begin this spring,
and should take about six months to compltete.
families have already been selected to occupy the future
homes. Two of the families have six children each, while
one family has two children, and the other an only child.
The single detahced homes are designed to accommodate
a large family on one side and a smaller family on the
Caceres family was the first family to move into the sub-division
last fall and were given the bungalow which was specially
made to accommodate their nine-year-old daughter Amanda,
who is confined to a wheelchair. The couple has three
moving to their new home in October, the Caceres rented
a two storey townhome on Walkley Road where they had to
carry Amanda up and down the stairs. The family could
have never have afforded their own home without the help
Kakekagumick, an Aboriginal woman raising her three teenage
grandchildren, purchased one of the semi-detached homes.
families are selected on the basis of need, and their
willingness to contribute at least 500 hours of sweat
equity into the organization. Each family pays an interest-free
mortgage with no down payment. The monthly payments are
set at 25 per cent of their gross income.
costs are kept to a minimum by using donated building
materials whenever possible and volunteer labour.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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