Over $14 million dollars is being invested in five First Nation and Métis communities in Alberta to bring 55 new housing units to the regions.
The Fort Chipewyan Métis Nation will be receiving $1 million of that total, for six rental units for Métis seniors as part of a 10-unit mixed-income housing project.
Across the province, we see a need for housing, especially for Indigenous Peoples. This is an issue that we are committed to addressing, and I am proud to support the efforts made by our government to expand access to housing for Indigenous Peoples, says Rick Wilson, Minister of Indigenous Relations.
“We will continue in our partnership to help provide Indigenous elders, families, and community members with more options that meet their housing needs.”
The Canada-Alberta Bilateral Agreement under the National Housing Strategy is funding $7.02 million for the projects, with the other $7.02 million coming from the Province through the Indigenous Capital Program.