SHIP recognizes the need for more affordable housing in Orangeville and is working to expand and revitalize the affordable housing stock. SHIP purchased 236 First Street, with a plan to re-develop the property and bring permanent housing to individuals in Orangeville.
The new development is comprised of individual homes featuring both studios and two-bedrooms to accommodate individuals and families with low to moderate incomes, which supports an identified shortage of affordable housing in Orangeville.
SHIPs Dufferin Services Team offices will be located on-site alongside office space for community partners.
- SHIP is providing 27 quality, permanent apartments with complete kitchens within each unit, etc.
- SHIP will relocate the staff of Dufferin Services Team to this site
- The location is ideal as there are many amenities within walking distance of the residential area, as well as open space community and recreational outdoor environments
- There will be a well-landscaped exterior, improving the street view of the site for residents and the surrounding neighourhood