Habitat Grey Bruce has built 44 houses and served 51 families throughout Grey and Bruce Counties.
We engaged 392 individuals in 2018 for 13k hours of volunteering between our Build site and ReStore locations.
Our ReStore Locations diverted 2,022,855 pounds of Material from Landfill site in 2018.
Every $1 invested in a Habitat for Humanity build produces $4 worth of social benefit.
87% report less asthma and allergy-related conditions
76% report improvement in overall family health
88% report improvements in their children’s confidence
76% report improvements in children’s grades
37% of families were in social housing before Habitat
22% of children from Habitat attained a bachelor degree or more
+70% report of homeowner families donate time and money to charities
Quality of employment, increased after Habitat families work fewer jobs with greater stability
50% of families are now physically active
60% reduction in food bank usage for families
Source: CMHC Socio-economic series May 2013 -Building Families’ Futures and Opportunities
Through Habitat Homeownership
Benefits to the Entire Community
- Rental capacity freed up to absorb demands for new affordable housing from population growth
- No public funds are needed to maintain these homes, as families do so themselves
- Habitat homeowners are now contributing municipal property taxes