A new social enterprise was launched Thursday by Habitat for Humanity Manitoba.
Habitat Handyman will target an underserved part of the home repair market to build safe, decent, affordable homes for low-income families to purchase in Winnipeg and across Manitoba.
“It is very difficult to get a contractor to quote on small repair and renovation jobs,” said Sandy Hopkins, CEO of HFHM.
“We feel that this new service will fill a gap in the renovation market with the margin from this operation contributing to our efforts to help families break the cycle of poverty and fulfill our mission to contribute to healthy communities.”
Habitat Handyman has the corporate support of Comfree Commonsense Network and will work with community development committees in many neighbourhoods to assist residents.
The initiative will provide a repair and renovation service, initially on small jobs for low and middle-income homeowners.
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