Following a post MHProNews last covered April 29, 2013 regarding the housing needs of the Attawapiskat of northern Ontario, Canada, bidding on a $2.2 million contract will close Mon., Dec. 16. It ‘s part of a larger $11.5 million, 15 project, five-year plan to increase the affordable housing stock for the 1,800 residents who routinely suffer from floods after the snow melts in the spring. This project will provide eight more housing units for the First People community, although it will be the winning bidder’s decision as to whether the homes will be factory-built or site-built. Late last year, according to cbc.ca, the federal government brought in 22 modular homes for the community and there was a need for 62 more. The government also gave the Attawapiskat over $650,000 to repair nine homes damaged by the spring flooding.
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