Progress is being made in Kenora housing

 By Mike Stimpson, Loal Journalism Initiative Reporter KENORA – Ontario’s westernmost city has made significant progress in affordable housing, according to its mayor and the head of the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB). The city benefits from a recently completed 20-unit affordable housing project and a nearly completed 56-unit seniors complex, Mayor Andrew Poirier said in an interview at Kenora City Hall. The 20-unit Matheson Street project, which includes four abodes that are barrier-free and fully accessible, opened last fall. The Matheson complex demonstrates that “when communities in the North are empowered we can actually get housing done and build relatively quickly,” KDSB chief administrative officer Henry Wall said last October after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site. Construction of a 56-unit seniors complex at 8th Avenue S. and 8th…

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