The Township of Selwyn is supporting another Habitat for Humanity build in the municipality. The decision was made at the May 14th Council meeting. The Township will once again partner with Habitat for Humanity Peterborough and District by selling a lot that it owns on Fitzgerald Street in Lakefield. This lot backs onto the first Habitat build site. In 2012, the Township worked with Habitat to create an affordable housing opportunity in Lakefield. The local Planning Committee is eager to get its second project underway. Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & District is a non-profit organization that was established in 2002.
“Finding affordable housing can be challenging and it is exciting that we can once again work with Habitat for Humanity Peterborough and District to support the creation of an affordable home for a family in our Township” said Mayor Mary Smith.
“Habitat Peterborough and District is excited about our partnering once again with the Township of Selwyn. Providing a ‘hand up’ is what this project is all about. We recognized that our first build in Lakefield changed the lives of not only the new homeowners but also for the sponsors and volunteers. We know that this will happen again with this second build.” states Steve Smith, Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & District Board Chair
Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & District is a non-profit organization that was established in 2002. Habitat works with partners and community members to build simple, decent and affordable homes for low-income families.