Talks underway to build 30-unit facility to address Indigenous homelessness in the Sault –

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services is offering to cover all capital costs to build the supportive housing facility

District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSMSSAB) has entered into discussions with Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services and the local Indian Friendship Centre, aimed at building a 30-unit supportive housing facility here to address Indigenous homelessness.

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS), which maintains its provincial headquarters in the Sault, has offered to cover construction costs of the innovative facility, if DSSMSSAB provides $1.5 million in annual operating expenses.

Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre will supply culturally appropriate programming and services including counselling and security.

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