Habitat for Humanity to build more in Orléans

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By Kelly Snider, kelly.snider@tc.tc

GIVING BACK. Habitat for Humanity NCR is planning to build five new homes in 2015, with four of those being in Orléans. Another home will be built in Overbrook.

The Caceres family who moved into a new Habitat for Humanity home on Nantes St.

Last year, four families moved into new Habitat for Humanity homes on Nantes Street, but Marilyn Denison, acting CEO of Ottawa's Habitat for Humanity, said the new homes will be completely different.

"The homes built in the past, they had specific requirements. These ones will be more simple and you could say, not as fancy."

They are still waiting for permits, so a start date hasn't been confirmed, but Denison said they are hoping to do the ground breaking in May.

The four homes, two singles and two semi-detached, will be located on Cousineau St. Denison said if everything goes as planned, they hope to have them complete by November.

"We're always at the mercy of the City though, all we need is one delay and the construction is delayed."

Denison said they are hoping to have the families for these new homes this week, and once they do, they will release a bio on each.

During the construction of the new homes, Habitat for Humanity will feature two theme builds: a Women Build and a Youth Build.

The Women Build will be comprised of teams of women who raise funds and awareness and join Habitat for Humanity on the build site for a day with their team.

The Youth Build is planned to engage youth of all ages, through school classes and community youth groups, to raise awareness of Habitat for Humanity, and the need for affordable housing in our community.

If any of these build days interests you, you can contact Alexis Ashworth at 613-749-9950 ext. 222.

Organizations: Habitat for Humanity

Geographic location: Orléans, Nantes Street, Ottawa

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