by Jeremy Appel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
(ANNews) – The governments of Canada and Alberta have committed $14.1 million for Indigenous housing projects throughout the province.
According to the province, the affordable housing units will be designed, owned and operated by Indigenous people.
Cameron Alexis, the CEO of Tribal Chiefs Ventures, says these funds will help Indigenous people find alternate housing solutions.
“Just recently we visited the downtown core of Edmonton and it is really painful to see our people on the streets. When we saw that, our chiefs signalled that we have to do something,” he said, adding that this investment is only the beginning.
“Collectively, we worked hard with the respective governments to do our part.”
The money will go towards purchasing a 34-unit complex in Edmonton, while 36 additional units will be funded in Calgary, Lac Ste. Anne and Victor Lake.