Ontario Construction News staff writer
Construction is underway on the Lorraine Street affordable housing project being built by Nomodic Modular Structures Inc. in Sudbury.
Council approved the development of a supportive housing building in 2021. The 40-unit complex will support people with wrap-around services for addictions and mental health. Services will be provided through an on-site Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) program operated by Health Sciences North (HSN).
The property is city-owned and zoned for multi-unit development. This location also meets Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation funding criteria because it was close to shovel ready, has an extensive greenspace to hike and enjoy nature, has nearby high-density permanent housing for easy transition of clients into the community and is in proximity to transit and other services.
Construction is expected to be complete by December 2023.
While in the transitional housing program, staff will work closely with residents to educate them on being good tenants and neighbours. Residents will learn about paying rent, maintaining a clean apartment and how to stay safe. When a resident of transitional housing moves to permanent housing, they will be provided with a housing navigator who will continue to work with them to build upon the skills they learned in transitional housing.
This building will be mortgage-free with Government of Canada funding.
For more information, visit https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/.