|Record #: ORI0648||Last Full Update: 26 Nov 2018|
|Office Phone||ReStore 705-327-3279|
|Primary Executive||Murray Bieman, Vice-President; Phone: 705-835-5347|
|Description and Service|
|Former Name||Habitat for Humanity-Huronia Inc. Orillia/Lake Country Chapter (2010)|
|Description (Agency)||Non-profit charitable organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live|
|Description (Service)||Works with volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership|
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up
To work on construction site, must be 16 years of age. Those who are age 16 and 17 must have parent's/guardian's consent.
Criteria for Habitat Homeownership:
Need for decent, affordable housing
Family's present living conditions are overcrowded, unsafe or unhealthy
Family's cost of housing is more than 30% of household gross income
Family cannot qualify for conventional mortgage financing
Ability to pay for and maintain a house
Family is capable of making a mortgage payment every month
Gross household income falls between $40,000 and $61,000
Able to make mortgage and property tax payment if 25% of gross income
Able to pay utilities, maintenance expenses, and property insurance
Willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity
Family willing to complete 500 hours of sweat equity before moving in
Willing to work alongside other volunteers
Willing to help build own house, or work on other Habitat houses, in the ReStore or on other projects approved by the board of directors.
Simcoe County Resident for at least two years
Cohesive stable family unit
Willingness to be a good neighbour
OW, ODSP recipients and unemployed do not qualify.
|Application||Homeownership applications available from Marg at: 705-487-3992|
|Volunteer Description||Volunteers required on construction sites (age 16 or older) to do general labour, lifting, carrying, wheelbarrowing, hammering, to help with insulation/vapor barrier, framing, drywalling, painting, etc. Skilled trades required to do plumbing, electrical, heating, roofing.
Volunteers required to work in ReStore - loading/unloading vehicles, stocking shelves, shipping/receiving, warehousing, pricing, cleaning, cashier, pick ups and deliveries.
All volunteers must follow Safety, Health and Environment policies and procedures.
For application form call
Volunteers required for committees such as: Building/Procurement, Public Relations, Family Selection, Fundraising, Volunteers.
|Areas Served||Simcoe County - North|
|Boundaries||Line 4 Oro-Medonte
|Located In Community||Orillia|
|Address & Map||
220 James St W
Canada L3V 6Y3
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|Intersection||Memorial Ave and James St|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Sup. Description||Habitat for Humanity began in Orillia in 2004, initially as a chapter of Habitat for Humanity Huronia. In 2010, became a stand-alone affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada.
Since 2004 we have built 3 homes in Orillia and one in Hawkestone (Oro-Medonte).
In 2011, we opened a Habitat for Humanity ReStore
In 2012 we built 2 homes in Brechin (Ramara Township)
In 2013 1 home was built in Brechin (Ramara Township)
In 2016 the ReStore was moved to 220 James St. in Orillia
|Print Material||Various materials available
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