Cambridge affordable housing project gets $1.8M from province

The K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project has received $1.8 million from the province for an affordable housing project in Cambridge that will create 23 one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom rental units.

Project to create 23 one-bedroom, seven two-bedroom rental units

A computer-generated image shows a four-storey white building with people sitting out front.
This image from architects show what the affordable housing project at 27 Cambridge St., in Cambridge could look like once completed. (K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project)

An affordable housing project by the K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project in Cambridge, Ont., has received $1.8 million from the province.

The project at 27 Cambridge St. near the Galt downtown core will create 30 affordable housing units: 23 one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom rentals that will also be culturally appropriate to serve vulnerable Indigenous community members. The project will also have a community space.

The province announced the funding on Thursday.

The apartments are being built on a former vacant lot. Construction is already underway.

Lee Ann Hundt, executive director of the K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project, said in a news release they were grateful for the funding.

"This project will be the first for the city of Cambridge as well as the Indigenous community. We have never had one-bedroom units available before and we are very excited to offer this to our single people, couples, elders and students," Hundt said.

Cambridge MPP Brian Riddell said the project was "wonderful news" for the city and local Indigenous community.

"Everyone deserves safe, affordable housing, and this project will provide that and so much more to those who call it home," he said in a news release. "This investment in our community will have a tremendous impact on our collective effort to address the need for affordable housing in Cambridge."