Ontario Construction News staff writer
EllisDon Community Builders (EDCB) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Canada to provide local organizations across Canada with affordable housing advisory services to accelerate homeownership projects.
“To ensure more people can access decent and affordable housing, we need an all-in approach from nonprofits, businesses, individuals and all levels of government. We are delighted to partner with EllisDon Community Builders as their support will help speed up the construction process,” Habitat president and CEO Julia Deans said in a statement.
“As we scale up the number and size of Habitat housing developments to help more families who need of housing and support thriving neighbourhoods across the country, partnerships are crucial to Habitat having the best available advice on how to develop specific sites.”
EllisDon will provide advisory services over the next four years to help local Habitat organizations evaluate “how to best build for the most impact on specific pieces of land, with key information and advice on planning restrictions, permitted density, and potentially available financing.
“There are several obstacles to homeownership in Canada today, including financial impacts from the pandemic and inflation,” said Nicholas Gefucia, vice-president, EllisDon Community Builders. “Because EllisDon and Habitat for Humanity Canada work on a national scale, we are collaborating to streamline the development process, so more individuals and families will be able to buy a Habitat home of their own.”