The new bungalow will be located within walking distance of the Battlefords Indian and Métis Friendship Centre (BIMFC).
“The supported rooming house model will provide long-term housing for eight hard-to-house individuals with supervision and supports to help break the cycle of homelessness,” BIMFC executive director Jackie Kennedy said in a press release.
Once constructed, the bungalow will consist of eight bedrooms and a developed basement for a total of roughly 3,350 square feet. Three of the bedrooms and one bathroom will be accessible.
A sod turning ceremony was held Thursday to kick off the build at 1132 98th St.
The Canadian and Saskatchewan governments are contributing $580,000 to the project. North Battleford’s municipal government is providing $108,000 towards the land and the costs of site servicing.
BIMFC has received a $130,000 grant from the Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs for the project.