KINGSTON, ONT. — A transitional housing building in support of Indigenous individuals and families recently opened in Kingston, Ont.
Located at 113 Lower Union Street, the new building is comprised of 19 units for Indigenous people, with nine units prioritized for single women and women and their children.
The building is owned and operated by Tipi Moza, an urban First Nation, Métis and Inuit housing provider founded in 1989 in response to the need for subsidized housing for First Nation, Métis and Inuit families.
Part of the funding for the project was provided through the Government of Canada’s Rapid Housing Initiative, a $2.5 billion program under the National Housing Strategy to help address the urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians, especially in the context of COVID-19, through the rapid construction of over 10,000 units of affordable housing, indicates a release.
Units are intended to be constructed within 12 months of funding being provided to program applicants and units in northern and remote communities are intended to be constructed within 18 months.