Habitat Heartland Announces Semi-Detached Build for Two Families in Drumbo 

February 4, 2021, Oxford County, ON Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario is excited to announce their upcoming semi-detached build for two local families in the town of Drumbo, with construction expected to begin in May 2021. Applications to own these Habitat homes are now being accepted. Local families who may qualify for the Habitat homeownership program are encouraged to take the eligibility quiz on the Habitat Heartland website to begin their application. 
This semi-detached home will be the 7th and 8th Habitat builds in Oxford County, bringing much needed affordable homeownership opportunities to the area. The Habitat homeownership program allows qualified families to own a Habitat home through a zero-down-payment, zero-interest, geared to income mortgage. Homeowner mortgage payments are then re-invested into the Habitat Build Fund, helping to finance future home builds for more families in the community. 

Habitat Heartland is also looking for community members to serve on the steering committee for this build. Involvement in the Drumbo build steering committee gives individuals from different backgrounds the opportunity to contribute ideas, industry experience, and support to this project. Those interested in volunteering on the steering committee can contact the Habitat Heartland Volunteer Manager for more information.   

“All of us at Habitat Heartland are thrilled to be building again in Oxford County,” says Brian Elliot, CEO Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario. “We are grateful for the support this project has received from the regional municipality of Oxford County, as well as from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Our team will continue to work closely with local government and community members throughout the build process to help bring safe, decent and affordable homeownership to two families in Drumbo.” 

Habitat Heartland would also like to thank the Lion’s Club of Drumbo for their steadfast support of this project. The Club has been a valuable source of knowledge, resources, and connection to the Drumbo community. 
Construction on the semi-detached home is expected to start in May 2021, following all provincial health and safety protocols specific to the construction industry, including: limiting the number of people & trades on site, improved cleaning protocols, proper social distancing, and mandatory face masks when social distancing is not possible. 
Habitat Heartland Ontario Volunteer Manager: volunteers@habitat4home.ca  

About Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario believes that everyone has the right to the confidence, security and hope that a home provides. Affordable homeownership is key to building strong, equitable and thriving communities. By mobilizing volunteers and community partners, Habitat Heartland provides opportunities for families in Brant, Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxford, and Perth counties to achieve affordable and sustainable homeownership. For more information, please visit www.habitat4home.ca 

Emily Rust 
Social Media and Marketing Associate
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario
C: 519-636-6508