Funding for reserve housing announced

PORT HARDY—A visit by John Duncan to the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw community meant $200,000 for the reserve.

  • Mar. 29, 2012 9:00 a.m.

PORT HARDY—A visit by John Duncan to see the progress being made in the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw community with housing and development meant $200,000 for the reserve.

“The community of Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw has demonstrated leadership by taking a proactive and innovative approach to improving housing conditions in its community,” Duncan, minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, said Friday.

“Safe housing is essential to improving economic and social outcomes and supporting healthy sustainable First Nation communities,” he said.

“Our government is pleased to continue our partnership with Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw and support their commitment to community development.”

Since 2006, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada has provided over $1.2 million towards housing projects at Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw, including 23 new houses, 12 home renovations and 10 mould remediations.

The $200,000 announced last week  provides an additional $120,000 towards home renovations, $40,000 to support a housing strategy, $20,000 for home inspections and $20,000 for water/drainage repairs.

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw is adjacent to Port Hardy and it has 901 members with 509 living on its reserve.

 

 

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