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Ten housing units planned for low-income elders: Tk’emlúps chief

Councillor Marie Baptiste (left), Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir (centre) and housing manager Sharon Gottfriedson (right).
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc
May 05, 2021 - 5:06 PM

A 10-unit housing complex headed to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc is aimed for completion by September of this year.

Two rancher-style fourplexes and one duplex will be built as affordable housing for low-income seniors in the community, according to a Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc news release issued today, May 5.

"It is a priority of our Council and community to ensure that our most vulnerable members have a safe and affordable place to call home,” Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir said in the release.

The new housing is made possible by a $3.5 million investment from the CMHC's Rapid Housing Initiative, part of $10.8 million in federal funding announced recently that is headed for three Indigenous communities in the region.

“(The band) is also looking forward to the potential job creation that this project will have for members who have the opportunity to fill subtrades and labour positions.  We hope to continue to work with CMHC for future housing opportunities so that we can address the priorities outlined in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc’s 5-Year Housing Plan and Needs and Demand Study," Kukpi7 Casimir said.

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