As part of the celebrations to mark the National Aboriginal Day, the federal government and provincial governments are pleased to disclose that affordable rental units will be created for indigenous people in the Hamilton area.
A six-unit apartment building was unveiled at 274 Main Street West in Hamilton on the usual area of the Mississaugas of the New Credit and the Haudenosaunee. The new project will create indigenous people in the area with reasonable and accessible housing.
As parts of plans to create affordable housing, the Canada-Ontario Investment in Affordable Housing in an understanding with Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing gave $660,000 as a way to fund the project.
The new project was revealed by Ted McMeekin, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale along with a representative from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation representing the Honorable Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and the Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing provides indigenous people with low-incomes with affordable homes. The organization also links people with the necessary aid they require.
According to Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, with the help of the government in creating affordable housing for people, it is helping many who are in dying need of homes in Ontario and other areas. The government is set at making housing affordable for all.
Mr. McMeekin also added that the province is ready to collaborate with local indigenous groups to provide more projects that will be beneficial to the people to tackle the ongoing housing crisis.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has over the past 70 been aiding people achieve their home owners dreams and also helps to neutralize the housing market while supporting needy Canadians and providing advice to the government, consumers and the entire housing sector.
As a way to increase on jobs in the province and also boost on the economy, Ontario has plans to fund more affordable housing projects since 2003, and the province has spent close to $5 billion towards affordable housing which has made it possible for over 22,000 homes to be made available for rental with over 35,000 home renovations for over 93,000 needy households.