Ottawa Real Estate Board’s members participate in Habitat for Humanity build

Ottawa Real Estate Board’s members participate in Habitat for Humanity build

OREB members Sandra Lee Lacroix, Shane Silva and Tara Scharf prep a window at the Habitat for Humanity build.
OREB members Sandra Lee Lacroix, Shane Silva and Tara Scharf prep a window at the Habitat for Humanity build.

Recently members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board participated in a Habitat for Humanity build on behalf of the Ontario Realtors Care Foundation.

Habitat for Humanity GO (Greater Ottawa) is building four homes (two semi-detached and two single-family homes) in Orleans on Cousineau Street. They will be purchased by four low-income families with interest-free, long-term mortgages. These homes are being built with the support of hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, suppliers and tradespeople.

The Realtors Care Committee participates in a Habitat build day each year, using funds donated from the previous year. They helped with general site clean-up and prepared the semi-detached units for window installations, including finishing window framing and putting up vapour barriers.

“This is the second Habitat build I have participated in with OREB, and this year was every bit as rewarding as it was the year before,” says Oilde. “These builds offer an opportunity for Realtors and OREB staff to come together, work side-by-side and see tangible results of how our efforts make an impact on fellow members of our community.”

Since 1993, Habitat for Humanity GO has built 47 homes in the nation’s capital, completed 11 renovations and housed more than 50 families, including 145 children.