Giving hope: new transitional housing for Indigenous people experiencing homelessness1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
A new Indigenous-led transitional housing project is now working to bridge the gap for Indigenous people with long experiences of unsheltered homelessness who need culturally safe, stabilized housing.
The KW Urban Native Wigwam project opened August 2023 in Waterloo with 28 bedrooms of affordable housing to support people as they transition to more permanent housing. This project is part of a Regional strategy that aims to address the challenging and complex issues for people experiencing homelessness.
The executive director of the KW Urban Native Wigwam project gives us a tour and explains the importance of this culturally-safe environment:
There’s more to come. Another partnership between the KW Urban Native Wigwam Project and the Region of Waterloo are building 30 new affordable units in Cambridge to serve Indigenous community members. You can learn more about that project here.