Donated land in Pointe au Baril clears final hurdles
Kimberley Woodcock (centre left), HFHOGN CEO, displays the official title document of the property on North
Shore Road donated by Cathy Morel (left), Janine Morel and Rob Morel. (Habitat Supplied Photo)
An affordable homeownership opportunity will be under construction in Pointe au Baril in 2019.
Land donated by the Morel family has finally transferred ownership allowing work to now proceed for a Habitat for Humanity Gateway North Adopt-a-Home project.
The donation process began in 2017 and was completed with Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North’s Pointe au Baril Adopt-A-Home project officially receiving the title on a plot of land at 132 North Shore Road on December 19, 2018
“We are grateful to the Morels for donating land to make this project a reality,” said Kimberley Woodcock, HFHOGN CEO. “The support of local community members is critical to the success of our build projects and our homeownership program. The generosity of the Morels will assist a local family in creating strength, stability, and self-reliance.”
It was a complicated transfer requiring various levels of government to make amendments, approve official plans, and get provincial approval.
According to HFHOGN affordable homeownership creates a solid foundation for families to build strength, stability, and independence.
Involvement in a Habitat project provides the new homeowners with a sense of accomplishment as they help build the home and pay the mortgage.
Now that the title has been transferred planning and land preparation on the property will be carried out through the winter. Construction will begin this spring.
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