On June 26, 2019 Marc Serré, Member of Parliament, announced a federal government financial commitment of over $2.16 million for a West Nipissing Housing Development being developed by Ontario Aboriginal Housing Support Services Corporation. This development, when completed, will provide 14 new affordable homes meant for those who identify as indigenous and are at risk of homelessness.
“This development is a great example of what can be accomplished when federal, provincial and municipal governments work together in partnership with Indigenous organizations to provide people with housing opportunities that are so desperately needed. When we can also simultaneously deliver net-zero energy housing, this demonstrates our commitment to both the environment and to long-term financial sustainability. Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services is ready to do more work together.” – Justin Marchand, Executive Director of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services
- The West Nipissing Housing Development will have net zero energy consumption.
- All of the project’s units will be affordable.
- 3 of the project’s units will be fully accessible.
- The project will be built with repurposed shipping containers, an innovative process, for which the proponent has been granted $118,750 interest free loan and $371,250 contribution from the Innovation Fund.