Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Communities for Life has been involved in extensive research and planning in the area of developing affordable housing, and has engaged with the Ministry of Housing in Peru as well as CMHC and made important determinations on how to proceed with Earthquake resistant lightweight affordable housing and what needs to be done to meet building code requirements. With the research work completed, Communities for Life is now positioned to begin the next stage of development.

In order to get started, the goal is to identify up to 10 families and help them build an affordable home on minimum risk property that does not have title. A local team member has been authorized to find a designer to design a basic wood home. The plan is to prefabricate the home on Communities for Life Controlled property and to use the opportunity to begin training trades people. It is anticipated that Communities for Life would coordinate with Canadian church teams in executing this plan.