The foundation for Habitat for Humanity Cornwall and the counties’ Winchester Springs home build project was excavated on May 9. Located in the Municipality of South Dundas, the new build is set to become the Rumohr-Boisvert Family’s home before the end of the year. Casselman Photo

WINCHESTER SPRINGS – With the site excavation completed and the foundation poured, Habitat for Humanity Cornwall and the Counties’ 17th home build project is well underway.

The new home will take shape at 12240 County Road 5 in Winchester Springs in the Municipality of South Dundas. The receiving family, the Rumohr-Boisvert’s, are currently living in a transitional housing program home, which, once the family vacates, will free up space for another family to move in. Once the home in Winchester Springs is completed, the Rumohr-Boisvert’s will have the space, privacy, and safe living environment they need.

The project officially broke ground on April 22 with the family, the public, and local dignitaries invited to witness the event. Then, on May 9, excavation for the home’s foundation took place while St. Lawrence College – Cornwall Campus construction students worked to prepare for the next step, pouring the concreate foundation. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the on-site supervisor said he expects the family to be moved in before the end of 2022.

To learn more about the local Habitat for Humanity group and the South Dundas build, visit the organization’s website ( The website also provides information on how to donate to, and/or volunteer with, the local non-profit. Since 1998, Habitat for Humanity Cornwall and the counties has created affordable homes for 16 families with 43 children. Partner families pay a geared-to-income mortgage, and they are required to dedicate 500 hours of volunteer work to participate in the program.