Six young families in Munsee-Delaware Nation are enjoying new homes thanks to the construction of a six-unit housing complex in the Southwest Region community.

“They all love it,” says Michele Snake, housing coordinator for Munsee-Delaware Nation. “They are all very happy — they couldn’t wait to get in.”

Munsee-Delaware Nation celebrated the completion of the six-unit housing complex with a grand opening on June 2. The community of about 155 on-reserve citizens was one of 55 First Nation communities across Ontario that received new housing investments through the federal government’s Budget 2016.

The federal government invested $800,000 into the project, which was part of about $62 million in Budget 2016 investments to improve on-reserve housing conditions in Ontario and about $554.3 million in Budget 2016 investments over two years across Canada. The band also invested about $175,000 into the project.