From the patio to the garage at the Ultimate House Party

October 1, 2018   ·   0 Comments

By Jasen Obermeyer

Over 300 revellers arrived last Saturday for the second annual Habitat for Humanity House Party, held at the Orangeville Agricultural Society Event Centre.

Habitat for Humanity builds homes for families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

The House Party featured craft beer in the ‘garage’, cocktails on the ‘patio’, a silent auction, music, and dinner.

“Tonight we have the Ultimate Habitat House party for Dufferin County,” explained, Amanda Wood, director of development, marketing, and communications for Habitat for Humanity. “We’re here raising money for us to develop affordable housing in the Dufferin Community. Tonight we have a great representation of local business and local community members that are her to support our organization. It’s tremendous that we’ve had some great sponsors in the community that have showed up and support us. We also have some local candidates here.”

Habitat for Humanity builds houses and other types of dwellings for low income earners who may not be approved or eligible for regular mortgage type loans.

Homeowners are required to put ‘sweat equity’ into the building of their new before taking possession and receive a no interest loan that they must be able to pay.

“We’ve purchased property here in the Town of Orangeville where we hope to build up to ten units of affordable housing,” Ms Wood said. “That property is located just off of Broadway. It’s still in the early development stages.”

So far, the organization hasn’t developed any properties in Dufferin County. As the local chapter also covers Wellington County, they have already started building there.

“Because we cover Wellington / Dufferin / Guelph we have a mult-residential build happening in Guelph right now – 28 units. We are working on due diligence on our Broadway site so we can build in the next two to three years. Tonight it’s about connecting with our Dufferin Community and fundraising.”

Habit for Humanity is planning on making an announcement regarding the Orangeville site and future plans.

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