Twelve families in the county will have an affordable place to live next year. Construction crews are at work building 12 townhome style units at Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton Housing Corporation’s Whispering Pines development. This is the second phase of the project just off County Road 21 by Tim Horton’s.

Minden Hills Mayor Brent Devolin was the County Warden when the second phase was announced last year and says this will help with the rental shortage in the county.

According to housing corporation Manager Hope Lee, approximately 800 people in the county are looking for an affordable place to live. Devolin says he encourages county residents looking for affordable housing not to get discouraged.

There will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at Whispering Pines this coming Wednesday.