Kent Dixon Memorial Build
a collaboration to build to build an affordable and sustainable home www.upstart.com
Project: Willowdale Street, County of Brant
Type: Detached Single Family Home Build
Start Date: Summer 2021
End date: TBD
About the Project:
This build is a new two storey, detached single family residential house, located in the Oakhill community in Brantford. This project has already received generous support from the local community.
The project in whole is an innovative collaboration with Makers – a group of passionate and community-minded producers – coming together to combine sustainability with both affordability and Habitat’s structure. Designed to take advantage of Habitat’s volunteer-driven approach to home-building and local sourcing of materials, the project will feature a newly-designed process for building homes that promises to be more efficient and more sustainable than traditional methods. Design partners, technology partners, education partners, build and building material partners and sponsors who have a passion for passive design and are dedicated to innovation in residential sustainability and a do no harm, caring approach toward Mother Earth are encouraged to contact us. The build has been championed by early support from Reciprocal Opportunities Incorporated, in memory of Kent Dixon. In recognition of their generosity, Habitat Brant Norfolk has officially designated this the Kent Dixon Memorial Build.
The land for this project was transferred to Habitat Brant Norfolk on July 14, 2020, as part of a newly-formed partnership with the County of Brant to provide decent and affordable housing in the community.
“This is the first time that the County has partnered with Habitat for Humanity and we are beyond excited to provide a local family the opportunity to own their home. The County of Brant is a special place to live because of the people in this community. They are kind hearted, generous, and giving people. I know many people from this community will want to get involved and help build this home. This community takes care of each other and together, we become stronger and healthier. I would like to thank Habitat for Humanity for their excellent work and for helping families to build a strong foundation in this community.”~ Mayor David Bailey, County of Brant