Federal member Bob Nault says he's anxious to get going, when it comes to building new homes in the district.

"Well, as I understand it, there's a lot of proposals in that are going to work their way through the Kenora District Services Board, and they're accessing the funding through CMHC. So, I'm hoping this summer is the summer we see some serious housing," he said.

The district could see 150 supportive housing units within two years. Nault was visiting with the Kenora District Municipal Association Friday.

He's also overseeing the funding application for Phase IV of downtown revitalization in Kenora. FedNor has been asked to contribute $1 million towards the total. If approved in time, construction could begin in the area of Chipman and Matheson this spring.

The 2019 approved capital budget reflected a project totaling $6.255 million. The project was to be funded as follows:

  • Sewer & Water Reserve Funds $1.395 million
  • Municipal Reserves $2.860 million
  • Government Funding $2 million

 

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