Major Habitat home build in Quinte West

What better way to celebrate World Habitat Day today (Monday) than by highlighting a major Habitat For Humanity project now underway in Quinte West.

Early in the new year, not one, not two, but four families will move into their new homes courtesy of Hastings-Prince Edward Habitat For Humanity and its many partners.

The build consists of two semi-detached homes on Hannah Street in Trenton.  The property was donated by the City of Quinte West and used to be the site of a city-owned recreation/storage facility known to many as the Leopold Centre.

Back in 1985 the United Nations declared October 7 as World Habitat Day, a day for people worldwide to reflect on the need for decent and affordable housing.

As several speakers at today’s ceremony noted, there is a tremendous and growing need for affordable housing locally and province-wide.

Mayor of Quinte West Jim Harrison said council was more than happy to be involved with Habitat For Humanity.  “We should always be helping each other.  These structures are going to become real homes for good families for years to come.”

Besides the City of Quinte West, other major partners in the build are Hastings County and The Parrott Foundation.

The local Habitat chapter has organized the building of 24 homes since its inception in 1994.

Today the volunteer workers building the homes were from McDougall Insurance along with some of the family members who will own them.  Habitat For Humanity Hastings-Prince Edward is looking for other volunteers to step up to help with the build.

Belleville, ON, Canada / Quinte News

John Spitters

October 07, 2019 12:53 pm