The next Habitat For Humanity project in Fort Saskatchewan is being planned for 93rd Avenue by the pedestrian bridge.
The next Habitat For Humanity project in Fort Saskatchewan is moving forward with community consultation. Family & Community Support Services Director, Barb Gamble says "they'll now be sitting down with future neighbours, to discuss concerns or questions about the project going into their area."
The potential location is on the southwest end of 93rd Avenue by the pedestrian bridge which allows for several future builds and no parking or access concerns.
Gamble adds "Home ownership is pivotal in reducing proverty, it gives families a hand up, creates a neighbourhood of home ownership." "There will never be a rental property in a habitat build."
City Councillor Frank Garritsen says Habitat For Humanity is an unbelievable organization, they give people the opportunity to have home ownership. "People who are always stuck renting, they're always at the mercy of the landlord." "I think if they can own a home and get a hand up on home ownership, it paves a path for their entire family."
12 units have been built as part of the City's affordable housing block funding from the Province.