New Frontiers to build a Habitat House!
At the New Frontiers School Board (NFSB), we look to the future in technology and innovation, providing outstanding state-of-the-art education to both our youth and adult students. As we move forward, we remain aware of our rich history and the role we have taken in supporting our families and communities throughout the years. Keeping all that in mind, we have some exciting news. . . we will be building a New Frontiers Habitat House; a semi-detached, LEED-certified Habitat for Humanity House in Ormstown for two families! Be sure to check Our House/Notre Maison video gallery.
Our Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) Carpentry Program will take the lead in this project, called the “Our House” project. They will be joined by many other vocational students and teachers, both from NFSB and neighbouring school boards. This project is a joint venture between NFSB, the Municipality of Ormstown, Écohabitation (LEED), and Habitat for Humanity (province of Quebec).
What is Ecohabitation-LEED
Écohabitation/LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) to encourage sustainable building practices.
What is a Habitat Home?
Habitat homes are sold at a 0% interest mortgage rate with monthly payments set at 30% of your income. Using volunteer labor, tax-deductible donations of money & materials, Habitat builds homes with the help of volunteers and future homeowners.
Applying to be one of our Habitat Families: download a pre-selection family application form.
To find out if you are eligible to purchase a Habitat home (READ THE FOLLOWING link —–> (Habitat Flyer (Bilingual) – CLICK HERE) you will be invited to attend an orientation session in the future.
We are still taking applications from interested families. It is not too late to put your name into our list of potential Habitat families. We will be contacting families in the coming months (2015).
For more information about family application, please contact Kim Wilson, New Frontiers School Board, 450 829-2381 ext. 245