Six Nations Housing is go9ing to build a five-unit townhome complex thanks to a recent $1.5 million funding windfall.
The money came from both the Six Nations Economic Development Trust and Indigenous Services Canada.
The new units will be constructed on Harold Road, off Fourth Line Road, in Ohsweken.
The units will be constructed in partnership with Habitat for Humanity in Hamilton, and Habitat Heartland, with construction expected to begin this month and be completed in the summer of 2023.
The total cost of the development is $1,566,304.60, of which Six Nations Economic Development Trust contributed $1.06 million, with $500,000 of additional funding coming from Housing’s 2020/2021 Indigenous Services Canada Enhanced funding allocation.
The initial cost of the project significantly decreased due to Habitat’s involvement.
Six Nations of the Grand River said in a press release that the partnership has the potential to benefit the Six Nations community in future projects, as well.
“It pleases me greatly to see our community agencies working together for the betterment of Six Nations,” said Elected Chief Mark Hill. “The generosity of the Economic Development Trust and the involvement of Habitat for Humanity strengthens our ability to provide safe, affordable housing so our people can continue to live in their home community. I want to say nia:wen to everyone involved in this effort and I look forward to the completion of this project next year and many more beyond it.”