The Saskatoon Tribal Council says construction is underway for it’s new rapid housing project.

The two-story, 18-unit facility will be built by local contractor 3Twenty Modular and will be located in Saskatoon’s Pleasant Hill neighborhood.

According to STC Chief Mark Arcand the units will be used for single men represented in the homeless population.

“We’re happy to see this project underway and advancing quickly through the summer for delivery later this year,” said the Tribal Chief in a media release on the project. “These eighteen units are needed to get more people off the street and in safe and affordable housing before the coldest winter months. And we’re happy to have 3twenty on board to make it happen.”

Arcand also says the supported living facility will include a family and cultural space, along with offices and meeting spaces.

The housing was made available through the Cress Housing Corporation, the affordable housing arm of the STC, and had funding from The City of Saskatoon, the National Housing Strategy by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation.

The STC did not provide how much the facility would cost in the media release announcing its construction.

(Photo of Chief Mark Arcand outside the STC’s temporary wellness centre in December 2021.  Photo by Joel Willick.)