Halifax: Habitat for Humanity plans largest project in Canada

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Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia plans to build the largest Habitat development in the country, with 91 homes for low-income families and seniors in the Spryfield development in Halifax Regional Municipality.

“We’re really excited about it,” CEO Marie-France LeBlanc told CBC. “We’re definitely building a community. It will be a diverse community.”

The project includes townhouses and a 50-unit apartment style complex.

“Our hope is that we can build the road next summer and then break ground on the internal homes in spring 2018,” said LeBlanc. “We have four lots that abut the development where the road is going to go and we’re going to be building two townhouses on those lots next summer.”

Each house will cost about $200,000, resulting in an overall  $12 million budget, with $8 million for the townhouses and $4 million for the multi-unit complex.

Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia owns the land. “Some of it we purchased, some of it was deeded to us, some of it was donated to us. We’ve been accumulating this parcel of land now for at least six or seven years,” LeBlanc said.

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