Indigenous communities like Anishnawbek have seen a major increase in housing funding under the Trudeau Government
A fundamental need for every individual is a safe and healthy home. The government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to develop innovative housing initiatives to reduce overcrowding and enhance the quality of life and well-being of residents.
Today, Member of Parliament Marc G. Serré congratulated Chief Craig Nootchtai and Atikameksheng Anishnawbek on the groundbreaking to build six new homes for their members. In support of this project, Indigenous Services Canada is providing $671,850 and Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation is providing $437,400 under the On-Reserve Non Profit Housing Program (Section 95), in support of this project.
The community celebrated with a sod-turning ceremony to mark the joyous occasion.
This project will result in six units consisting of two semi-detached and two three-bedroom bungalows for the community and support economic development and sustainability in using local materials and labour, and providing training opportunities.
The new homes will also help address social housing needs, offer affordable housing and reduce overcrowding for members of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. The Government of Canada will continue to partner with Atikameksheng Anishnawbek as they develop innovative initiatives to address housing concerns and build capacity on the reserve, including the construction of new homes and the renovation of existing units.