The Waterhen Lake First Nation is in the process of building about $1 million in new housing.
A total of seven multi and one-bedroom units are being constructed on the reserve.
Waterhen Councillor Blaine Fiddler says housing is an ongoing need.
“We have a high number of people that are looking for housing, we have a big wait list,” he says.
Fiddler adds the new units offer a more modern architectural design.
“You will notice on most reserves the houses are square block style. We wanted something a little bit different with more architectural design. We sought out an architect and got some plans drawn up so we’re not doing the same thing every year.”
The multi-room dwellings are being built thanks to roughly $780,000 in Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation funding.
The four multi-room dwellings are slated for families while the three single-bedroom units are targeted to go to single people and elders.
Fiddler says plans are also in the works to build another three single-bedroom units.
Construction is expected to be completed sometime this fall.
There are currently about 900 people living on the Waterhen Lake First Nation reserve.
(PHOTO: New housing construction on Waterhen Lake First Nation. Photo courtesy of Blaine Fiddler, WLFN Events/Announcements Facebook Page)