4751 Hwy 45 Baltimore
Dream Project: Building hope with families
We unveiled plans to build seven affordable townhouse units on the site where everyone gathered, 4751 Highway 45 in Baltimore, in 2023. We acquired the land in the spring of 2022 and has been working on development plans for the last six months. Not only will this be the largest single-development project for Habitat Northumberland, it is also the first time that we are planning to pursue a net zero development. By partnering with ZON Engineering and Community Power Northumberland, Habitat Northumberland is hoping to build the largest Habitat net zero development in Canada!
“The Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Northumberland has developed a three-year strategic plan for 2023-2025 with an overarching goal to broaden our impact and reach more people by adapting our service model, thereby facilitating housing stability, security, and empowerment across our region. We plan to do this by responding to the affordable housing shortage, by being an effective community partner, and by committing to maintain a strong, resilient, and sustainable organization,” says David Lester, Chair of the Board for Habitat Northumberland. “This dream project is the ideal example of how we hope to put our strategy into action
Capital Campaign Co-Chairs:
The Pennington/Campbell Family
The Building Hope with Families capital campaign will be chaired by the Pennington/Campbell family, led by Jacqueline Pennington and Greg Campbell.
The Pennington/Campbell family will work alongside a campaign cabinet made up of Habitat employees, board members and local community members with the goal of raising $400,000 to kick-start the construction of the 7 units in the Baltimore build. The goal is to raise that amount before breaking ground, hopefully in the spring of 2023. Habitat Northumberland is thrilled to share that an anonymous donor has come forward to provide the project with an incredibly generous foundational contribution of $100,000.
“The Building Hope with Families capital campaign is a first for Habitat Northumberland,” says Meaghan Macdonald, Executive Director for Habitat Northumberland. “Due to the size and scope of our dream for the Baltimore site we are launching this capital campaign to help us get this project started. The money raised by the Building Hope with Families campaign, alongside other sources of funding that Habitat will bring to the project, will turn this project from a dream to a reality. We are so thrilled to have the Pennington/Campbell family on board and we are so overwhelmed to have received the foundational contribution of $100,000 to kickstart our campaign.”