Wednesday, November 3, 2010

News Bulletin: new Gravenhurst build


Bracebridge, ON - November 3, 2010.  Habitat for Humanity Muskoka (HFHM) will soon be accepting applications from low-income families for homes targeted to be built in Gravenhurst in 2011. “Long before the hammers start next year, Habitat Muskoka volunteers are busy working to prepare for our Gravenhurst projects,” said Linda Acton-Riddle, Board President of Habitat for Humanity Muskoka.

Habitat for Humanity Muskoka, one of 72 Habitat non-profit affiliates across Canada, works in partnership with businesses, faith groups, and members of the community from all walks of life to build decent, affordable homes for low income families, and promoting home ownership

Linda Acton-Riddle
as a means of breaking the poverty cycle for generations to come. Formed in 2002 HFHM has built eight homes and its ninth and tenth homes are scheduled for completion in December of this year. HFHM has recently purchased building lots in the Gravenhurst area and planning is in place to build homes on one of these lots beginning next year.

Acton-Riddle announced that Habitat Muskoka will hold information sessions in November, the first step in the application process. Interested low-income families who have a steady income are asked to attend the information session to learn how Habitat selects partner families. Basic information is available on the HFHM website. Families attending will be provided with application forms at the end of the session. “The selected families will partner with Habitat to help with the building phase,” said Acton-Riddle. “After completing 500 hours of sweat equity on the home and other Habitat programs, families purchase the house from Habitat and pay for their home through a long-term zero interest mortgage.”

Donate Now Through!The information sessions will be held at the Habitat for Humanity Muskoka ReStore at 1964 Muskoka Beach Road (at the south end of Bracebridge) on Sunday November 14th at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday November 16th at 7:00 p.m. Interested families are asked to register by calling Habitat for Humanity Muskoka as soon as possible. 

For more information on Habitat for Humanity Muskoka, to register for the information session, to find out how you can get involved, or to make donation of cash or building materials, please call the office at 705-646-0106, ext. 6.

For additional information contact:
Ellen Frood
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity Muskoka
705-646-0106, ext. 6  and

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