Seaway News, Published on January 27, 2016

article (2)Pictured from left, Robert Chisolm, manager at Habitat Seaway Valley – ReStore, Joanne Mohamed, build and finances at Habitat Seaway Valley, Leigh Taggart, executive director at Habitat Seaway Valley, Manon Brousseau, home build recipient, and Hank Blasiak, board chair at Habitat Seaway Valley

LANCASTER, Ontario – In preparation for its 2016 South Glengarry home build, Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley invited the community to an open house at the Lancaster Legion.

“We are excited to be partnering with the Township of South Glengarry and look forward to working with many local companies, groups and volunteers,” said Leigh Taggart, executive director for Habitat Seaway Valley.

Once the snow melts, there will be a buzz of activity on Victoria Street in Lancaster when Habitat breaks ground on a new home for Manon Brousseau and her three children.

Once complete, Brousseau will purchase the home from Habitat at fair market value. However 500 hours of volunteer service will replace a financial down payment and the interest-free mortgage will be offered with scheduled monthly mortgage payments covering property taxes and principal payments.

“With this being our first Glengarry home build we are hoping to create and foster strong community partnerships, which will allow us to carry out our mission of mobilizing volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty,” said Taggart.

For those interested in supporting the home build, but were unable to attend the open house, Habitat is inviting individuals and businesses to contact their affiliate office at (613) 938-0413.

For more information on Habitat programs, visit www.habitatseawayvalley.org.