A former meth lab will soon be converted into a home for a Mississauga family of six struggling to make ends meet.

Samina Khalid and her husband Khalid Rauf came to Mississauga from Pakistan with their four children in hopes of a better future. And after 10 years of trying to find an affordable place to live, their prayers have finally been answered.  An old meth lab, transferred to the City after a failed tax sale and sold for $2 to Habitat for Humanity, will be provided to the family as soon as renovations are complete.

“We’re looking forward to the day we can move in and all our dreams will come true,” said 11-year-old Uniba Shaikh, the youngest of four children, adding her siblings Areeba, 19, Saad, 17, and Asaad, 14, can’t wait to have their own space.

The family currently lives in a cramped two-bedroom apartment near Sheridan Mall with the children sharing one room.


Rachael Williams, The Mississauga News, March 8th, 2016