Port Hope, ON – On Friday, April 20th local dignitaries, Habitat for Humanity Northumberland staff and volunteers, and Port Hope community members came together “Where Harcourt meets Hope St.” to welcome three local Port Hope families to their new homes.
“All of these volunteers have contributed to ensuring that these three families can achieve strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.” (- see article).
Habitat Northumberland partnered with OAHS’ Assisted Homeownership Program to provide one of the three families with access to down-payment assistance.
“It is of utmost importance to provide options when our people are faced with barriers to obtaining a traditional mortgage. This OAHS/Habitat partnership, along with the hard work and dedication put in by the Canniff/Smoke family, has resulted in an Indigenous family of five (5) now having a safe and permanent home in which to grow as a family,” said Sylvia Maracle, Chair OAHS Board of Directors.
Through the above partnerships and funding, a total of fourteen people (5 adults and 9 children) now have a safe and stable home.