Six Nations Housing Receives $1.5M in Funding
In October 2022, Six Nations of the Grand River’s Housing Department received just over $1.5 million in funding to go towards the construction of a 5-unit townhome on Harold Road in Ohsweken. This build is being conducted in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Hamilton and Habitat Heartland, with construction beginning this month and expected to be completed by Summer 2023.
The total cost of the development is $1,566,304.60, of which Six Nations Economic Development Trust contributed $1.06M, 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. This valued 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 B. 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.”
For any community questions or concerns, please reach out to Lily-Anne Mt. Pleasant, A/ Director of Six Nations Housing, at (519) 445-2235 ext. 6322 or email@example.com.