In 2015 as MennoHomes was in the planning stages of The Foundry in Elmira, we shared the story of Gordon. This video provides a glimpse into his everyday struggles due to mobility issues. He and his son share his challenges due to the lack of suitable affordable housing in his community, and their hopes for the future.
It took just over a year to complete construction of The Foundry in Elmira. During that time, our 2016 AGM also included a fundraising concert featuring local bluegrass band Rescue Junction. You can watch the construction with Rescue Junction playing in the background here:
In 2011, MennoHomes celebrated its 10th anniversary. At the time we were in the midst of construction of a new semi-detached family home in Elmira, in partnership with students at Elmira District Secondary School. This video includes Margaret Nally (board Chair) reflecting on the importance of affordable housing as well as tenants sharing their thoughts on the extra support provided by our MennoHomes Community Support Worker, Karen Lebold.