Social Housing at the Former Rustik Motel to be Made Available for Kahnawakero:non
Written by Paul Graif on 28 March 2022
The former Rustik Motel in Chateauguay is being transformed into social housing that will benefit some from Kahnawake. 31 units will be renovated and made available for itinerant and at risk people. At a cost of $6 million the Motel’s rooms will be transformed into furnished studio apartments – and should be ready by the end of the year according to Fédération régionale des OSBL d’habitation de la Montérégie et de l’Estrie.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake is a partner on the project. “I think it’s a great opportunity as a partnership because, as you know, we don’t really have social housing within the community itself,” Derek Montour, the Executive Director of KSCS, told K1037 News. “This opportunity may even allow us to have an additional dedicated five units for Kahnawakero:non. It’s close. They have additional services so it’s a very promising partnership.”