Our Strategy
“So how can Kiamauga help? We provide a comprehensive strategy that works!


The substandard and deplorable housing conditions in First Nations are a persistent and growing phenomenon. Current housing programs do not meet the increasing demand of new housing units brought on by the higher than average population growth, overcrowding, and deteriorating units as a result of  chronic underfunding, poor construction and impacts from mold.

It is a challenge with many moving parts and interdependencies! So how can Kiamauga Corporation help?

First we understand the problem better than most. We work with First Nation communities to understand their local needs within the broader context of the problem and work side by side in developing customized solutions.

Our solution is as follows:

Spend the time with leadership to identify the real needs of the community, together establish a multiyear strategy to build the houses they need and then finance the entire strategy!

Could it possibly be that simple?

The truth is that it can be. The journey to get here has been complicated and taken a great deal of work but the good news is that we have invested the time, energy and resources to create a platform that facilitates success!

As stated earlier we understand the problem better than most so the first thing we have to address is the chronic under funding that has contributed to the housing crisis!

If we are to provide a solution then we must provide the finance!  We will work with your leadership group, housing department to customise a solution for that meets your needs.

 

Leadership is inundated with proposals for housing, and yet few contractors understand the processes First Nation communities must endure to even have ready the infrastructure  within the community to accommodate a housing initiative.

Fortunately, upon recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee, AANDC is considering infrastructure as an eligible cost that could be included in Ministerial Loan Guarantees for Housing Initiatives.

Too often Leadership must deny, yes deny, additional housing because they do not have the infrastructure to accommodate additional units. As crazy as this sounds and it light of the desperate need within communities across the country this happens!

Kiamauga and its partners will customise a solution that takes into consideration all factors within the community.

When we engage with communities we recognise that the needs are different and yet the same.  For years we have heard “cookie cutter” and “stovepipe” adjectives to describe federal and provincial programs to combat issues in general, the reality is they don’t always work.

The fact is that we must recognise the uniqueness in each community and then devise a plan and strategy that incorporates and engages the community.

 

Let’s start today on a new journey, contact our offices to learn more!