© Adam Brazeau
The Habitat for Humanity project that was taking shape on Maple Avenue last year in Cornwall.
CORNWALL, Ontario – City councillors might mull a plan to donate land to Habitat for Humanity to build a home in 2014.
The city’s community agency budget committee heard from Habitat Friday which is looking for $35,000 to help with the agency’s 2014 build project.
“That will go towards securing a serviced lot in Cornwall and will help us build the home…or (the city could) consider donating a surplus lot for us to build on,” said Leigh Taggart, Habitat for Humanity Seaway’s executive director.
Taggart said it costs Habitat between $100,000 and $110,000 to build a home for low-income families that meet its guidelines. Those figures do not include the cost of land.
Habitat is a new community agency in that it did not receive funding from the city last year.
Habitat has built six home in Corwall and four in the United Counties.
Taggart made a similar presentation to the United Counties Council, and has received donations of land and tax savings from rural townships.