The Daniels Corporation is providing 10 homes to Habitat for Humanity in Toronto’s Regent Park, Mississauga’s City Centre and Erin Mills locations, Pickering and Brampton, to create immediate affordable housing opportunities.
All 10 homes will be completed and occupied between 2019 and 2022. This contribution enables 10 families to become first-time homeowners.
“Our 23-year partnership with Daniels is a shining example of their longstanding commitment to bring affordable housing to families in Toronto and the GTA,” said Ene Underwood, CEO of Habitat for Humanity GTA. “We are proud that Daniels is a pace-setter among the increasing number of developers that see the importance and value of partnering with Habitat for Humanity. Today, we’re looking to grow our partnerships with developers to bring more immediate, affordable homeownership opportunities to families in Toronto and the GTA.”
For Vidia Mohammed, who became a Habitat homeowner at Daniels FirstHome Beckenrose in Brampton, the experience with Habitat for Humanity changed her family’s life.
“The peace of mind I received as part of this generosity and not needing to worry about the roof over my family’s head has been a weight permanently lifted off my shoulders,” said Mohammed. “I was one of the lucky ones. Every family deserves a place to call home and my heart goes out to the tens of thousands of families who are currently waiting for affordable housing.”
Daniels has contributed a total of $6 million to Habitat for Humanity over its 23-year partnership, which has resulted in homes for 83 Habitat families.
Partnerships with Habitat for Humanity are not limited to providing detached units or funding. Part of the organization’s affordable housing mission has evolved to include vertical spaces, such as condominiums, apartments and town homes.
“I’d like to thank Habitat for Humanity, The Daniels Corporation and all of the incredible volunteers for their hard work and dedication to building safe, beautiful and affordable homes for families across the GTA,” said The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Their partnership is a perfect example of how the development community and not-for-profits can work together to create much-needed affordable housing and help families realize their dream of homeownership.”