Kashechewan to receive housing funds
The federal government announced $3.25-million in funding over a two year period for Kashechewan First Nation to be used in part for housing development.
The funding is a part of implementing a 2007 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the First Nation and the federal government to redevelop a healthy and sustainable community in its present location, 420 kilometers north of Timmins near the James Bay coast.
“This investment will allow the Kashechewan First Nation to make strides in addressing their housing shortage,” John Duncan, minister of Aboriginal Affairs said.
“We are glad to be moving forward and making progress on the MOU we signed with Canada. This investment will allow skilled tradesmen from our community to build quality homes for the people who need them,” Jonathan Solomon, Kashechewan’s chief said.
The funds are also part of a plan to stimulate economic growth and job creation in First Nation communities through infrastructure investments, which will also address the community’s need for housing.
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