Habitat Canada’s Indigenous Housing Partnerships
In this episode, host Dave Trafford interviews Chief Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings executive director Bob Clute about the importance of their housing partnership, which will result in two new Habitat homes being completed by the end of the year.
You’ll also hear from the two future Habitat homeowners, Amy and April, who are purchasing their Habitat homes with a no down payment, interest-free and affordable mortgage. Five-year-old Cameron, one of Amy’s two children, is most excited to get a sink so he can help his mom wash the dishes.
Habitat for Humanity Canada has long understood the essential role that adequate housing plays in the well-being of a community, which is why Habitat Canada launched the Indigenous Housing Partnerships in 2007. Since then, Habitat Canada, along with local Habitats across the country, have worked closely with Indigenous communities to help improve the living conditions of Indigenous families in both urban areas and on Traditional Territories. The success of this initiative is rooted in partnerships as local Habitats and Indigenous communities work together to find culturally appropriate solutions to some of the severe housing issues Indigenous peoples face.
Listen in at habitat.ca/thepodcast to learn more about the difference that Indigenous Housing Partnerships are having.