MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — EllisDon Community Builders has announced its partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada to provide local Habitat for Humanity organizations across Canada with affordable housing advisory services to accelerate home ownership projects.
The arrangement will last four years. The services will help local Habitat organizations evaluate how to build for the most impact on specific pieces of land, with consulting on planning restrictions, permitted density and potentially available financing, stated a release.
“There are several obstacles to homeownership in Canada today, including financial impacts from the pandemic and inflation,” said EllisDon Community Builders vice-president Nicholas Gefucia in a statement. “Because EllisDon and Habitat for Humanity Canada work on a national scale, we are collaborating to streamline the development process, so more individuals and families will be able to buy a Habitat home of their own.”
Julia Deans, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada, said an “all-in approach” from nonprofits, businesses, individuals and all levels of government is needed to ensure more people can access good affordable housing.
“We are delighted to partner with EllisDon Community Builders as their support will help speed up the construction process,” stated Deans. “As we scale up the number and size of Habitat housing developments to help more families who need housing and support thriving neighbourhoods across the country, partnerships are crucial to Habitat having the best available advice on how to develop specific sites.”