Kahnawake’s Montour hopes to tap into federal housing investments

By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Kahnawake is hoping to lay claim to its share of a federal housing investment designed to address the critical need for safe and affordable Indigenous housing projects, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake chief who holds the housing portfolio said earlier this week. Indigenous Services minister Patty Hajdu announced the investment of $287.1 million to address the critical housing shortage in Indigenous communities as well as for the urban Indigenous population. “The government has under-resourced us for years, so we are hoping for an envelope of between $20- and $40 million,” said MCK lead on housing portfolio Ryan Montour. “That’s the right amount, in my mind.” The newly-created National Indigenous Collaborative Housing Incorporated (NICHI) will deliver the funding through a proposal process for infrastructure…

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