More than 100 people gathered last week in Sioux Lookout for the Northern Housing Summit (NHS), an inaugural conference designed to address the housing resource shortage in northern Ontario and its impacts on the future growth of the region.
Kenora MP Bob Nault was the special guest at the housing conference in Sioux Lookout yesterday.
“It’s find to make announcements that sound grandiose, but thenyou have to find local solutions so they can come to the local area, and I think we’re getting there,” he said.
Both the federal and provincial government have been talking about adding housing. In Sioux Lookout, the mayor says there are roughly 13 homes available for 170 job postings.
Recently, I attended the Northern Housing Summit in Sioux Lookout which brought together federal, provincial, municipal, and First Nation leaders, along with key stakeholders and organizations, to discuss the housing challenges in Northwestern Ontario. It was encouraging to see so many parties committed to providing every Northerner access to a place they can call home.
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is hoping that the Northern Housing Summit will help solve a housing shortage across northwestern Ontario. The summit, which begins today and will wrap-up on Thursday, aims to identify housing needs, locations and partnerships to meet the region’s housing needs.
The inaugural Northern Housing Summit held in Sioux Lookout focused on four key pillars of housing; the workforce, affordable housing, the environment and attainable housing.
The culmination of the summit is a Sioux Lookout partnership with Lac Seul First Nation and a group from Finland to tackle the tough housing concerns in Northern Ontario.
Homes with a biomass-based heating system will be built in Sioux Lookout in northwestern Ontario by 2020. The announcement came Thursday after the first Northern Housing Summit.
The Northern Housing Summit (NHS) began Monday and ran until this afternoon. This summit addressed the housing resource shortage in Northern Ontario that may create a barrier to the future growth of the region which is taking place in the event’s case study community, Sioux Lookout. Over 100 delegates from government, nonprofits, and the private sector have attended the inaugural conference in Sioux Lookout. Delegates from China and Finland have also been in attendance in hopes that they can help provide valuable solutions to Northern Ontario.
Developing partnerships and strategies to deal with a serious shortage of housing across northwestern Ontario.
That’s the purpose of the first ever Northern Housing Summit that begins Tuesday morning in Sioux Lookout.
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The mayor of Sioux Lookout has said that housing is one of the greatest challenges facing his community.
Doug Lawrence and the town are hosting a housing summit this week. CBC.ca>