STC Rapid Housing Project

Aug 22, 2022

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Rapid Housing Project

The Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) is pleased to announce that construction is underway for Cress Housing Corporation’s – STC’s affordable housing arm – rapid housing project funded under the National Housing Strategy by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation and the City of Saskatoon.

The announcement was made at a ceremony in the presence of Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and representing Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, representatives of the City of Saskatoon, STC’s Elders Frank and Barb Badger, and Tribal Chief Mark Arcand.

The Saskatoon Tribal Council has engaged local general contractor, 3twenty Modular to design and build the eighteen-bedroom transitional housing project that will be located at 115 Columbian Place in Saskatoon. In keeping with 3twenty’s modular process, the building is built off-site, and will be installed, commissioned and turned over to STC just in time for Christmas 2022.

“The two-storey, 18-unit facility will serve single males who are disproportionately represented in the homeless population. This supported living facility will include a family and cultural space, along with offices and meeting spaces. These eighteen units are a welcome addition to the 222 units currently owned by Cress Housing. They will allow us to expand and continue to improve people’s quality of life in Saskatoon,”


~ Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Mark Arcand, Cress Housing Corp. ~

This new building is set to exceed minimum energy code requirements by 20% in an effort to minimizing Cress Housing’s ongoing operating costs. In addition to the 18 suites, the building will have a cultural room and programming space to provide support to the building’s tenants.

“We are happy to partner once again with STC to deliver this important project. We have a long-standing relationship with STC as a Legacy Partner, which has enabled us to hire and provide training to STC members over the last several years. We are proud to say that we have several STC members participating in this build,” explained Bryan McCrea, co-Founder of 3twenty Modular.

The 18-unit facility at 115 Columbian Place in Saskatoon is made possible through Canada’s National Housing Strategy’s Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) delivered by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The RHI was launched in 2020 and continues to prioritize proposals that target units serving Indigenous peoples and other vulnerable groups. The RHI takes a human rights-based approach to housing, serving people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and other vulnerable people under the National Housing Strategy (NHS).

“Everyone deserves a roof over their head and a safe place to call home. Thanks to the partnership between our government, Saskatoon Tribal Council and the City of Saskatoon, construction has begun on 18 new affordable homes with built-in supports for those at-risk of homelessness. I look forward to the day when construction has completed and the doors open for the future residents of 115 Columbian Place,” stated Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Vimy.

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