After several months of planning construction is underway at 24 Addie Street.
Habitat for Humanity is building a home for two families in Parry Sound as part of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter project. The former US president and his wife are spearheading the project to building 150 homes in Canada for the 150th anniversary of the country’s confederation.
Habitat for Humanity broke ground on the build this morning (Tuesday).
Mayor Jamie McGarvey was on hand for the ceremony, saying that affordable housing in Parry Sound is important for building a community for everyone.
This comes after months of public consultations and council approval to build and amend plans for the two-family home.
Hans deVries, Chair of Parry Sound Adopt-A-Home says the town is very generous, and the community was instrumental in making the project a success. He adds that because the house is being built by volunteers, there’s no set timeline for when it will be done.
DeVries also says Habitat for Humanity is always looking for more volunteers. You can find more information on their website.