These Indigenous leaders had solutions for the N.W.T.’s housing crisis. Being denied federal funding stung – CBC

These Indigenous leaders had solutions for the N.W.T.’s housing crisis. Being denied federal funding stung – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202161 Views

Apr 12, 2021

Rejection from $1 billion Rapid Housing Fund a setback for some leaders

This is part one of a series on the housing crisis in the Northwest Territories.

When Bill Enge found out about a new $1 billion federal housing fund last year, he hired an architect, builder and real estate developer.

The president of the North Slave Métis Alliance put together a proposal for a project the alliance had in mind for a long time: a 12-unit seniors housing complex, for roughly $12 million, in the heart of downtown Yellowknife.

Enge said it was a “herculean” effort for his team to make the deadline for the federal government’s new Rapid Housing Initiative, just for the project to be shelved.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/housing-crisis-nwt-p1-1.5981486

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