Habitat for Humanity gives second half of duplex to Montreal Muslim family

CTV Montreal 

Man happy to get a house
Family of five receives a house

Published Thursday, December 20, 2018 2:03PM EST 
Last Updated Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:02PM EST

One Montreal family is getting a much better Christmas gift than most: a new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

Construction on this duplex in St. Henri began in April.

About 200 volunteers came together to build the home on Bourassa St. after the city of Montreal sold the property to the charity organization.


Bourassa St. duplex, habitat for humanity

This duplex on Bourassa St. was given to a family by Habitat for Humanity

Jean-Maurice Forget, president of the Quebec branch of Habitat for Humanity, said the goal was to give the lower half of the duplex to an indigenous family because it is located near the offices of Native Montreal, a community group for indigenous and non-indigenous people.

The upper half of the duplex was given to a family of five in October.


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