KETTLE/STONY POINTv— Four new homes will be built in the community of Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point (KSP) First Nation in a new partnership with the Habitat for Humanity organization for Sarnia and Lambton County.
“Applications for families interested in owning one of them are open until mid-July,” said KSP Chief Jason Henry in a community update on June 30.
Occupancy of the two 3-bedroom and two 4-bedroom homes will be “a rent-to-own scenario,” Chief Henry said, with the families owning the home and land after 15 years.
The community approached the Habitat group about building the homes, said Habitat CEO David Waters.
“Our method of building is less expensive than a traditional build,” said Waters, because Habitat relies on volunteers in home-building and renovating projects for families who may not be able to secure a traditional mortgage, adding that this idea seemed to be a good fit.