Nfld. & Labrador

Breaking ground for Habitat homes in Conception Bay South

The foundation should be laid within a week or so, and organizers hope three homes will be ready by summer.

3 Habitat for Humanity units to be built, should be completed by summer 2017

Volunteers gather for a ceremonial groundbreaking in Conception Bay South at the site of three Habitat for Humanity homes. (Gary Locke/CBC)

Conception Bay South is the latest community in Newfoundland and Labrador to open up land for affordable housing.

A ground breaking ceremony was held Tuesday to begin work on three Habitat for Humanity units.

Tyrone Wheeler, Habitat for Humanity project manager for builds in Newfoundland and Labrador, said the site was donated by the Town of C.B.S.

He said the foundation should be down in a week or so.

"We're looking at a completion date of July … before we get it done, because of the fact that we're getting into winter. It's going to be slower and we're relying on volunteers, mainly."

The federal and provincial governments are contributing $255,000 to help build the Habitat homes in C.B.S.

The town donated the land, and the federal and provincial governments chipped in money. (Gary Locke/CBC)