By a Staff Reporter
Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is to break ground on a new project at 39/37 Drysdale Road, Halifax on Jun 7 , at 12:00 noon.The project is a duplex and the families who will eventually move into the properties will have been notified prior to the Ground Breaking and may be in attendance.
According to a media advisory, the families for Habitat for Humanity homes are selected on the basis of need, their ability to repay a no down-payment, no-interest mortgage, and their commitment to volunteer 500 hours of sweat equity toward their home and community.
“We know that homeownership makes a real difference in the lives of our Partner Families,” says a spokesperson for the organization. “They are healthier. Their children are more apt to obtain a postsecondary degree, experience more stable employment and are more likely to volunteer, donate to charity and vote at election time.”
According to a 2015 Boston Consulting Group study for Habitat for Humanity Canada, every dollar invested in the Habitat homeownership program initiates four dollars of benefit to society.