the community
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Housing

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Everyone deserves a home, and
everyone deserve a community.

12 Neighbours is building a community of 96 micro homes (built in blocks of 12), as well as a social enterprise centre.

House Specs
The micro-homes are fully independent, private detached homes with a small private yard, arranged in neighbourhood blocks of 12 homes (“12 Neighbours”) with ample shared community green space in between them. Each home is 10’x24’ and has a covered front deck, a three-piece bathroom, a kitchen with sink, induction stovetop, microwave, apartment sized fridge, and sleeping accommodations for one or two people, and a living and dining area, plus a storage loft and cathedral ceiling. The homes are built to the province’s “Green Building” standard and are very energy efficient. The homes will be connected to city water and sewer.

Application Policy
As housing becomes available, 12 Neighbours plans to work with the Fredericton coordinated access system which is managed by Social Development and other housing agencies and nonprofits in the city.  Social Development currently manages an Affordable Housing waitlist as well as a by-names list of people with housing needs. If anyone is interested in the 12 neighbours community, you can let us know by filling our expression of interest form, and we will help you connect into the coordinated access system.  

Social Enterprise

Centre

The Social Enterprise Centre will be a key support system and catalyst for personal and community development.

It will allow members to:

  • develop workplace skills.

  • progress at their rate.

  • earn and save money.

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A dignified micro home community

where housing is just the beginning.

 
 
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A patient workplace, where members can;

Develop confidence,

learn skills,
and earn money.

The social enterprise center will also provide space for external community supports,
and other programs available to

community members, like art therapy, counselling programs, recovery programs, job skills training, and more.

The social enterprise centre is the context where a healthy community will be nurtured. It will be comprised of micro-businesses that provide on-the-job training and life skills development.

 

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Project Timeline

 homes built 

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2022 

+24

Social
Enterprise
Centre

 2023 

+36

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 2024 

+24

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2021/2022 

12

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about us
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Learn more about us.

Our Story

We've been studying different  development models for years. 

Now we're building our own.

Poverty Paradigm

Here we summarize our lessons learned and explain how we expect to change people's lives with this community.

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Vision & Values

What are we really setting out to do? 


How are we going to do it?

 
 
 
 
get involved

Donate

12 Neighbours Community inc. is a non-profit. Every dollar raised will go towards providing someone in need with a home, a support system, and a fresh start. 

There are two ways to donate:

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via e-transfer to:
info@12neighbours.com

This goes to "12 Neighbours Community inc." (the operating non-profit). This is  is not a charity so no tax receipt is issued when sending money to this address.


via e-transfer to:

info@lebrunfamilyfoundation.com

 

This goes to "The LeBrun Family Foundation", a registered charity. This is a registered charity, so a charitable tax receipt will be issued. Donations will be restricted for use on the 12 Neighbours Community project. 

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We appreciate your support. You can email us if you have any questions at info@12neighbours.com

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Become a "Community Friend"
We'll match you up with a community member that you can get to know and help along on their journey.

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Stay informed about all volunteering opportunities by submitting your email below. We will also do our best to post these opportunities on our social media channels. 

Community Partners

We welcome the business community's participation in this project. 

 

The community partners below have offered their services at discounted rates, and/or have contributed funds, or provided in-kind products to support this community."

 

We want to thank and recognize all our partners.

 

If you'd like to discuss becoming a community partner, email us at info@12neighbours.com

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SIMPRO has been helping us design and build our first tiny home at a discounted rate.