Habitat for Humanity to hold info session in Sooke

Habitat for Humanity hopes to build cluster of townhouses on Murray Road

An upcoming info session will be held for families looking to buy a home from Habitat for Humanity Victoria, an affordable housing organization which is planning to build in Sooke.

The info session will take place on Feb. 24 in the upstairs conference room at Village Food Market in Sooke.

There will be a slide show presentation at the information session, and families interested in buying a Habitat townhome are encouraged to attend.

Habitat for Humanity Victoria is an organization that builds homes from fundraised, donated, and government granted money, and sells them to families at market value, but with zero interest, and payments are made based on household income.

“This means that it could take someone years to pay off the house, but they can have a household income of only, say $35,000 or $40,000, and still be able to afford a house and build equity,” said Yolanda Meijer, chief executive officer at Habitat for Humanity Victoria.

RELATED: Affordable housing organization seeks to build in Sooke

The organization is eyeing a vacant piece of land located at 2008 Murray Rd, which is currently zoned as parkland and owned by the Sooke Lions Club.

Habitat for Humanity plans to build a cluster of townhouses on the property, which will vary between two and four bedroom, generally around 1,200 square feet in size.

Sara Johnson, executive assistant and home-ownership coordinator for Habitat, said the configuration of bedrooms will be based on family size, and the homes will be completed in phases but ideally they would like to build 12 new homes on the lot.

The Habitat for Humanity info session runs from 11 a.m. to approximately noon and is intended to teach people more about the program, and to answer any questions they may have.

To find out if you are eligible for a Habitat home or to learn more about the program in advance, please visit habitatvictoria.com.


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