Construction is currently underway at Habitat For Humanity’s latest build site in Brampton on McLaughlin Road North, and the organization is still accepting applications.

The site, located at 59 McLaughlin Road North, will have 13 townhouses, some three stories and some two. The neighbourhood will have an interior private driveway and 20 parking spaces for residents and visitors.

Construction on the project started in late March with the excavation of basements and readying the homes for foundation forming. In early May Habitat held it’s Women Build, where over 400 women volunteered at the site to help build over a weekend.

How the program works

Habitat for Humanity makes home ownership possible by offering homes with no down payment required. Generally, families who qualify for their program can’t qualify for a conventional mortgage from a bank, so Habitat provides mortgages instead.

It offers fixed, 20-year mortgages at zero per cent interest so families can make the most of the equity they build. Mortgage payments are evaluated on a yearly basis so families never pay more than 30% of their household income.

To qualify applicants must meet Habitat’s minimum requirements. They must also have a need for affordable housing, have the ability to pay a mortgage and must have a willingness to partner.

As part of the program, qualifying families who receive a home through the program give back by completing 500 volunteer hours with Habitat helping to build homes for others, or in their ReStores.

Applications for the Brampton site will remain open until all 13 homes are matched with successful applicants. Find out how to apply by clicking here.