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Sarnia giving Habitat building lot on Emma Street

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Sarnia is donating a piece of land to Habitat for Humanity for affordable housing.

The vacant and fully serviced lot on Emma Street had been leased at no charge to Bluewater Lighthouse Christian Academy, which for a time had children’s play equipment erected there for community use.

The least expired in 2020 and the play equipment was removed in recent years.

In addition to the land, Sarnia council also decided to give Habitat a grant in lieu of development fees.

Since 1994, the local agency has assisted at least 56 families and 180 individuals by building or renovating homes with a zero-down, zero-interest, geared-to-income mortgage held by the agency.

A staff report on the transaction and fees will come back to council for final approval.

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