DailyCommercialNews reports from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada the first of 40 affordable two and three-bedroom modular housing units was sited in the Blairmoore neighborhood of Saskatoon. The $7.2 million project is receiving funding from the federal and provincial governments, and from their partnership with privately-held Innovative Residential, Inc., and the city of Saskatoon. Tyler Mathies of Innovative Residential says, “The Saskatchewan Housing Strategy has made it possible for us to help address housing challenges in Saskatoon with the addition of these new affordable rental units. Support for affordable housing in Saskatchewan has led to many successful public-private housing partnerships, and is driving innovation and housing solutions across the province.” As MHProNews has learned, the provincial government of Saskatchewan has earmarked $344 million to build over 12,600 new housing units across the province by 2016.
(Photo credit: Wincrief Homes, Canada)