Building affordable housing for communities in need.
Empowering youth in skilled trades and impacting their community.
Partnerships with other organizations to double the impact.
Habitat’s Indigenous Housing Partnership connects and works alongside Indigenous communities to provide a foundation for families to thrive. The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, our housing partners on this pilot project, will work in conjunction with Habitat HMD and Habitat Grey Bruce, to establish affordable housing options for Indigenous community members. Habitat’s role as the builder, will bring together skilled trades students, corporate partners and the community to help us build five tiny homes – two serving as emergency shelters and three to provide affordable housing solutions for individuals and small families. The Tiny Home Village will be fully site serviced and operated by the Chippewas community as part of their housing strategy to increase their available housing stock.
Introduction to the Chippewas of Nawash – Watch Video
Chippewas of Nawash Housing Partnership Model of Hope – Watch Video
In collaboration with the Halton District School Board, over 100 students in secondary school skilled trades classes will have hands-on experience of building a tiny home as part of the high school curriculum. Under the direction of their faculty and our Tiny Home project lead, students will participate in the program over the course of the school year. By engaging youth, Habitat is educating young people about the need for affordable housing, empowering them to take action in their communities, and providing them with the opportunity to gain real-life work experience under the instruction of trained industry professionals.
Students in the skilled trades classes at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville, are building custom cabinets for our two tiny homes that will be serving as an emergency housing solution for individuals and small families. These Tiny Homes will be fully site serviced and operated by the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nations community as part of their housing strategy to increase their available housing stock. We’re working hard to complete the units for delivery in Summer 2022.