EDMONTON – Ottawa and Alberta officials recently announced they will partner to fund a Métis Capital Housing Corporation (MCHC) affordable housing project to provide homes and create jobs in the community.
An affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta, MCHC’s goal is to create safe, affordable housing for Indigenous residents of Alberta.
The Edmonton project will create 23 new homes in Edmonton where demand for affordable housing near schools, transit and medical centres is rising. The housing project will also create an estimated 60 jobs for Albertans.
The Alberta government and the Government of Canada will together contribute $6.95 million to the project through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation under the Canada-Alberta bilateral agreement as part of the National Housing Strategy. The Métis Capital Housing Corporation will contribute $840,000 to the total project budget of nearly $8 million.
“Alberta’s government is proud to partner with the Métis Capital Housing Corporation to provide new homes and create jobs for Indigenous Albertans,” said Josephine Pon, minister of seniors and housing, in a statement. “The Indigenous Housing Capital Program is intended to support housing designed, delivered and owned by, and for, Indigenous communities.”