Clute asked the committee that an extra $33,000 be added to the $100,000 already coming from the social services affordable housing fund for the Habitat projects.
Habitat for Humanity is poised to build new homes in Quinte West and is seeking more financial support from Hastings County.
Prince Edward Hastings Habitat for Humanity executive director Bob Clute appeared before the Hastings-Quinte Community and Human Resources committee on Wednesday.
Clute says the agency had built 13 homes in the last four years and plans to build four more in Quinte West.
He says most of the clients are single mothers.
All the homes being built in Trenton are barrier free.
He said funding support from Quinte West was very good, but not so good from Belleville. “Its been a long time since we received land or assistance from Belleville, back to (former mayor) Ross McDougall days. Every house we’ve built in Belleville since those days we’ve had to buy land…it crimps our ability to build more homes more often for more families.”
Director of Community and Human resources tells Quinte News that the request will go to budget deliberations later in the year.
The original $100,000 dollars comes from the department’s Affordable Housing fund.
Habitat also has $17,000 in reserve.