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Ontario contractor finds building affordable housing is not mission impossible

James Grissett an Ontario contractor, talks about the new townhouse he built in north Ontario recently. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

ONTARIO – A local contractor is determined to help people get on their feet with affordable housing and is methodically sprucing up a section of Ontario to make that hope a reality.

“My whole thing is to help people advance because I didn’t have anyone to help me,” said James Grissett.

Over the past year and a half, Grissett kicked off a building and buying binge of sorts along River Street and North Oregon Street, where he transformed dilapidated housing and lots into new structures.

“The goal is affordable housing. There are no corners cut. I take pride in my work,” said Grissett.

Grissett said his idea to provide affordable housing flared more . . .