Habitat for Humanity GTA-York Region

Site: Newmarket - Hollingshead House, Eagle Street

Service: Provides safe, affordable housing for partner families

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Record #: NKT1216 Last Modified: 12 Aug 2014 Last Full Update: 23 Jul 2014
Record Details
Alternate NameHabitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area ; Habitat York Region
Office Phone905-868-8722
Volunteer CoordinatorAlice Souvannakhily, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator; Phone: 905-868-8722 ext 26; Fax: 905-868-8724; Email: alice.souvannakhily@habitatgta.ca
FundingDonations - corporate, foundation and individuals ; monies also raised through sales at the ReStore
DescriptionA charitable organization whose mandate is to provide safe, affordable housing for partner families * all donated money goes directly to the building of homes 
Women Build Program: aims to engage women leaders in our community to partner with Habitat for Humanity GTA-York Region to help build houses for low income families * the build is completed entirely by women, from design, trades, and volunteers * this project will begin construction in 2014
HoursAffiliate Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Newmarket ReStore: Mon-Sat 9 am-6 pm, Wed evening to 8 pm 
Vaughan ReStore: Mon-Sat 9 am-6 pm, Thu to 7 pm
MeetingsAnnual General Meeting held each spring
Areas ServedYork Region ; Serves all of York Region
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up 
Accepts applications from qualified families looking for simple, decent, affordable housing * eligibility requirements: current annual income is at or below the GTA Low Income Cut-Offs (LICO’s); earn a steady monthly income sufficient to pay a long term, interest-free mortgage; you have a need for adequate shelter, such as: current shelter has problems heating system, water supply, electricity, bathrooms, kitchen, structure, handicap accessibility, etc; current shelter has inadequate number of bedrooms as determined by: 1) Number of people in the household; 2) Ages of household members; 3) Sex of household members; current neighbourhood is unsuitable (unsanitary or unsafe); current housing payment exceeds 35% of gross income and is unaffordable; unable to obtain a conventional mortgage; willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity and contribute 500 hours of volunteer service (“Sweat Equity”); you have been a resident of York Region or Bradford/West Gwillimbury for at least one year 
Visit: our website for more details
ApplicationFor information on how to obtain a Home Ownership/Family Partner Application and further details on all of the eligibility criteria visit www.habitatyork.ca  
To become a volunteer, please complete an online Volunteer Application found onour website 
Also please complete the online Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Training found at www.habitatyork.ca/volunteer
Address NotesNewmarket
AddressHollingshead House
449 Eagle St
Newmarket, ON L3Y 1K7
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IntersectionNorth east corner of Eagle and Church Streets
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible
SubjectsFamilies ; Housing ; Housing cooperatives ; Low income housing ; Volunteering
Print MaterialBrochures; Annual Report; flyers; information sheets
Block Update EmailsNo