CBC News ·
OAHS, one of the organizations behind a planned affordable housing build in Kenora, Ont., says the project will not only provide a home for over two dozen people but is also designed to help tenants find stable housing and other social supports.
But the executive director of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services says the 30-unit project just scratches the surface of the amount of affordable housing the city, located about 500 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, needs.
“They are moving in the right direction,” Justin Marchand said. “But we need … hundreds of more housing units in Kenora, so there’s just a huge pent up demand. We know from the local community … that, right now, today, there’s a need for over 600 homes.”