SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – A land donation to Habitat for Humanity from the Soo Mill Buildall plays a role in supporting affordable home ownership for Sault Ste. Marie families.
Habitat aims to build safe, decent and affordable homes for local families who are in need, able to partner with Habitat, and unable to obtain a mortgage.
The non-profit relies on public support and donations, such as the large property donated by Soo Mill.
The land is located at 661 Goulais Avenue and can accommodate approximately five homes.
Habitat says the land – the largest land donation it has received – is conveniently located along a bus route in the city’s west end and is within walking distance of Korah Collegiate & Vocational School, three elementary schools, Northern Community Centre, McMeeken Arena, parks, and grocery stores.
“This is such a generous donation,” says Frank Bentrovato, Habitat Board Chair. “We can’t thank Soo Mill Buildall enough for their contribution to Habitat’s Affordable Homeownership Program. Our work isn’t possible without the support of the community. We need to build more houses and serve more families, and we need community support to do it.”
The Goulais Avenue project – including parking, unit numbers and height – will be determined by Habitat’s design team in consultation with City Departments.
As per Habitat’s mission, the intent of the project is to provide affordable home ownership to as many families as possible.