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Staff and crew celebrating the completion of two new triplex rental buildings: District Chief Darryl Lazore, Housing staff Charmaine Caldwell, Ben Benedict, and Illona Thompson, and BT Custom Homes representative Wesley Benedict.

(March 22, 2018) The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne's Dept. of Housing is celebrating the official grand opening and completion of two new triplex buildings that will provide rental homes for six families. Each building contains three 3-bedroom apartments and are built with modern features such as Central Air and in-floor heating.

"We would like to thank our funders, contractors, tradespeople and staff who, through their collective efforts, helped to see these two buildings completed from start to finish," said Acting Housing Director Charmaine Caldwell. "We are proud to welcome these new additions to our collection of rental properties and we welcome the families to their new homes."

The total cost of the project was $1,165,000. The Dept. of Housing received a grant of $890,000 from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada- Budget 2016 Immediate Needs Funding.

The buildings, located on Whoville Road in the Tsi Snaihne District, feature an open concept layout, washer/dryer hookups, a full bathroom and ample space. The foundation is slab-on grade construction. The units are specific for vulnerable community members, single parent families or families on community support.

The Dept. of Housing thanks the following companies/agencies for their contributions:

• St. Lawrence Testing, Gib McKinty

• Dimensional Analysis, Pierre Savard

• HSP Engineering, Joshua Texiera

• Dream Design, Yves Menard

• A&D Construction, Anthony David

• BT Custom Homes, Barry Thompson

"Nia:wenkowa to the various hardworking men and women who helped in various stages of the construction, from the design phase to the final touches," said District Chief Darryl Lazore who holds the Housing portfolio. "This is a great opportunity that will provide six more families with an affordable and efficient home to live in."

Occupants for the new homes were contacted from the Dept. of Housing's housing application list. One unit became available recently and Housing will contact additional applications from their waiting list. The Dept. of Housing encourages anyone in need of housing to contact their office and complete an application. Units regularly open up and a waiting list is kept on hand.

If you have any questions regarding MCA Housing please contact their office at 613-575-2250 Ext. 2300.


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