County of Brant and Habitat for Humanity Working Together
The County of Brant is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Habitat for Humanity Brant-Norfolk to offer a local family an opportunity to own their own home.
On July 14, 2020, County of Brant Council passed a bylaw to transfer the ownership of a residential lot in the Oakhill community to Habitat for Humanity.
“I would like to officially announce that the County of Brant is thrilled to partner with Habitat for Humanity Brant-Norfolk and offer a residential building lot in the Oakhill community. This is the first time that the County has partnered with Habitat for Humanity and we are beyond excited to provide a local family the opportunity to own their home,” said Mayor David Bailey. “The County of Brant is a special place to live because of the people in this community. They are kind hearted, generous, and giving people. I know many people from this community will want to get involved and help build this home. This community takes care of each other and together, we become stronger and healthier. I would like to thank Habitat for Humanity for their excellent work and for helping families to build a strong foundation in this community.”
The idea that became Habitat for Humanity first grew from the fertile soil of Koinonia Farm, a community farm outside of Americus, Georgia. The concept of “partnership housing” centered on those in need of adequate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build decent, affordable houses. Today, Habitat has helped more than 29 million people around the world to achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through safe, decent and affordable shelter. “An affordable and safe place to live is more important than ever for families,” said Dan Brooks, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Brant-Norfolk. “We are proud and grateful to bring the success of Habitat’s legacy to the County of Brant, while being innovative to build in partnership with a local family, volunteers, donors and neighbours, a new forever home. It’s a new beginning and a momentous occasion to celebrate.”
Learn more about how you can get involved in this local build. Information will be shared on Habitat for Humanity Brant-Norfolk’s website www.habitatbn.org.