LANCASTER – A Lancaster family has been chosen to receive a Habitat for Humanity home.
Manon Brousseau was crying as members of the family services committee met with the family recently to give them the good news.
“She was crying with joy,” said her daughter, Sadalee Samson.
Sadalee has an eight-year-old twin, Wyatt, and a younger sister, five-year-old Cecilia.
It’s a family of five with Manon’s mother.
This is the first Glengarry build for Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley.
Under the Habitat for Humanity program, the chosen family puts in 500 hours of sweat equity for a Habitat project.
The completed home is sold to them at fair-market-value with an interest-free mortgage, which is held by Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley. The family’s payment covers the property taxes while the balance goes into a fund to build more homes.
“We are looking forward to partnering with Manon on this very important opportunity,” said Julie Blouin, family services committee chairwoman.
Construction is expected to start in the spring.
Eleven homes have been built to date across SD&G, helping 11 families and 25 children.