Partnerships, networks, and expertise: How to find the right land for affordable housing projects
December 1, 2022
For Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan CEO Denis Perrault, finding the right land is key to the success of the organization’s affordable housing projects, and the organization had just such a parcel of land allocated to them by the City of Saskatoon in the Pleasant Hill neighbourhood — but it had been sitting vacant for some time. "We knew we weren’t going to build immediately and rather than see that land vacant, we saw a different vision,” Denis said. Habitat released the land for Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. and the Saskatoon Tribal Council to use for rapid housing projects, creating a win-win situation and enabling the rapid development of two much-need housing complexes.