Parents Of At-Risk Youth Get Housing Help

Friday, March 20, 2009 at 13:20



A newly-renovated 12-unit apartment building for low-income families and youth at risk was opened in Saskatoon’s Pleasant Hill neighbourhood today.


The $1.2 million project is a partnership between the Central Urban Metis Federation, the provincial government, the federal government and Ottawa.


The province says it is designed to provide affordable, quality rental housing for women with children in foster care — to give them the opportunity to co-parent with a mentor mom and receive assistance from Social Services where necessary.


This is the second site of the “Coming Home” program.


The apartment is situated at 103 Avenue T South, and consists of five two-bedroom and seven one-bedroom suites in an existing apartment building adjacent to three other apartments already owned and operated by CUMFI.


As in CUMFI’s other rental housing, living supports will be available for all tenants.


The provincial government says its contribution is part of its response to the issue of foster home overcrowding in Saskatoon announced last month.