The Brandon Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is preparing for some major construction work.
Next week volunteers will get down to work on a number of side by side homes in the 700 block of Franklin Street.
Bonnie Mills is the Community Engagement Manager with the Brandon Chapter. She said before this year they usually built two homes but that number is double for 2022 and 2023. “We’re embarking on our largest build to date. We’ve committed to building eight homes over the next two years and that’s four this year and four more in 2023.”
“We start with teams builds next week. We have several groups of workers coming out and do a build day with us and start the work on the houses for us. We have our annual women’s build taking place August 8-12.”
Habitat for Humanity is still using land donated by the City of Brandon to construct their homes.
“When it comes to volunteers it looks pretty good but we still have some room if people want to get involved with the women’s building week. We welcome all volunteers both veteran volunteers and new comers” said Mills.
Mills says they have extra funding this year and that’s allowing them to double the number of homes they build.
People interested in the home ownership program the Brandon Chapter of Habitat for Humanity can still apply. “If they have a combined income of $32,000 they’re eligible to apply.”
An information session will take place Wednesday, July 13 night at Knox United Church and starts at 7:00pm.