Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North is a non-profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty by building homes and promoting affordable homeownership, through the mobilization of volunteers and community partners.
We work with people from all walks of life as we build simple, decent and affordable homes through volunteer labour, efficient management and donations of money and materials. Homes are sold to partner families at no profit – they are financed with affordable, no interest mortgages, geared to the families’ financial circumstance.
Habitat Restores sell new and gently used household and building products, with ReStore sales helping to cover administrative costs of the affiliate. This ensures donated dollars go directly to building more homes in each community in the region.
On September 1, 2014 Habitat for Humanity affiliates of North Simcoe, Orillia Lake Country, Muskoka, North Bay & Blue Sky Region and Sudbury District legally amalgamated into one new affiliate serving a large area of North Central & Northern Ontario. Administrative resources are centralized out of the regional office in Muskoka with chapters located in North Simcoe, Orillia, Parry Sound, North Bay, Sudbury and Timmins.
Though the region is vast, all of the chapters will continue to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to families in need in their own communities. The greatest benefit of this amalgamation is the ability of HFH Ontario Gateway North to serve more families, more efficiently.
Local dollars allocated through fundraising or from existing mortgages in each community or build will remain in that community, according to donor wishes. Priority needs will be assessed with unallocated donations. All ReStores will continue to operate in the respective communities and new stores are slated to be opened in the communities of Parry Sound, North Bay and Timmins
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