Labor Day Update
As you can see, we have the construction fence and most of the Garry oaks protective fencing up. The building permit application is filed and allowing 6 weeks for review we expect a to receive the permit in the first or second week in October. Please pencil in Monday the 6th of October, World Habitat Day for our ground breaking ceremony. Hopefully over the next several weeks we will be able to do some of the Asbestos remediation and some of the building material salvage from the old house. Our staff is currently sourcing donations in kind, and other supplies for the build to lock up. There are a number of sponsored team build days still available, as well as some of the major sponsorships still available. Give us a call at 250-480-7688 for more details on how you or your organization can participate in this years build.
11/5/2014 11:19:59 am
too bad you don't do anything for low income seniors who cant get in to housing or co op s even tho I can come up with the down payment who someone is willing to put up for me . instead I must live in a damp leaky r v ...how about some co ops for low income seniors
11/6/2014 04:10:17 am
We at Habitat for Humanity Victoria wholly agree that there is a great need for affordable housing for seniors. Unfortunately, given our limited capacity to fund the building of homes and offer these affordable homeownership opportunities in our community, Habitat has chosen (both nationally and internationally), to focus on where we believe we can have the greatest impact – families with minor children living in the home. Because our emphasis is on equity building as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty, our hope is that by providing young families with access to affordable homeownership, we can change the trajectory of not only the parents’ lives, but that of their children. In 2012, CMHC published a study of the impact our program has had on these families, which is highlighted here: http://www.habitatvictoria.com/benefits-of-homeownership.html
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