The development of Regina’s first Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) was unveiled Thursday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Silver Sage Housing Corporation is launching Horse Dance Lodge misatimosimôwin mîhkowâp, a transitional location for people in need of immediate supportive housing that will be managed by Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services (RT/SIS).
“This is going to be a building that is truly family-focused and focuses on wraparound supports to help them achieve that goal of long-term stability to have housing,” said Council Tribal Chief Jeremy Fourhorns. File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal (FHQTC). .
“There are homeless people and there are homeless people. So we’re very proud to be here working to resolve both of these issues with our partner, Saskatchewan. Housing Corporation, the City of Regina, the Government of Saskatchewan… all of our groups came together to do something positive for vulnerable people.
Chief Fourhorns said some of the comprehensive supports include life sk**ls, addictions and culturally appropriate supports. For the people who will use the building and the services provided, Chief Fourhorns said commitment is a requirement.
“If you want to be here, then you have to be committed to working with people to get better,” he said. “You have to commit to it.”
In a social media post, Regina Mayor Sandra Masters, who was also at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, said it was a step forward in supporting residents experiencing the housing insecurity.
“Horse Dance Lodge demonstrates what we can achieve when levels of government, industry and community partners come together to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals and families can build their lives,” reads the announcement. social networks.
Horse Dance Lodge misatimosimôwin mîhkowâp was built by Big Block Construction which includes 29 units at the corner of Broad Street and 5th Avenue North.
The project is made possible with funding from the federal government’s National Housing Strategy, the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation and the City of Regina.
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