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A Little About Us

MennoHomes believes quality affordable housing is one of the most effective ways of addressing a variety of social and economic needs in our community and can have a life-changing impact.


For children it means a safe and healthy environment that contributes to their health and well-being. For families it creates the space where a house can become a home. For seniors it provides them with the opportunity to live independently with dignity and self-respect. Our housing projects are economically and environmentally viable and include support services for our tenants. We are committed to a collaborative partnership model to achieve this and invite you to join us.

Building Projects

Elmira Project Complete!

Construction wrapped up at The Foundry - 7 Memorial Ave. Elmira in August 2017. This 3 storey 25 unit apartment building is the only affordable rental apartment building in Elmira with an elevator. With one, two, and three bedroom units, tenants are a mix of seniors, singles, and small families.

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Recent Updates

The Board of Directors for MennoHomes is inviting you to submit suggestions for new Directors. Learn more about how you can be involved in helping to create affordable housing here:

According to CMHC "between 2015 and the spring of 2017, house prices grew very quickly. From the first quarter of 2016 to the same time in 2017, the average sale price grew by 26%"
This increases back-pressure on the local rental market, driving rents up.

New study finds the gap between rent and wages in Ontario is frighteningly high. It's time to invest in #communityhousing, where rents are based on real costs, not whatever the market will bear.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has calculated the rental wage—the hourly wage needed to rent an average two-bedroom apartment (the most common type) without spending more than 30% of one’s earnings.

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Martin Buhr, President Emeritus of MennoHomes, responds with a call for a triple C response: co-operative, collaborative and coordinated in his letter to the editor.

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We need your support

Consider a donation to MennoHomes

MennoHomes welcomes donations to support the creation of new affordable housing in Waterloo Region. All donations will be directed towards our current capital projects unless others designated. Donate online now in the form of a one time or regular monthly gifts with your credit card.

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