February 17, 2023 – Government of PEI: Tiny homes built by Holland College students and apprentices through the Construction Association will create 32 units to support Islanders on the social housing registry.
Two new units will be added this year under an agreement with Holland College. Following that, through a partnership with the Construction Association of PEI, there will be 10 units added a year for a three-year period. The initiatives will help increase labour availability in the construction industry through practical experience, while also adding to the social housing inventory.
“Innovative collaboration is needed in order to make our way out of the current housing crisis,” says Social Development and Housing Minister Matthew MacKay.
“It will take multiple initiatives with different levels of government, developers and community partners to increase the housing supply. I’m grateful for partners like Holland College and the Construction Association who are passionate about education, teamwork and making a difference in their communities.”
Students from multiple programs at Holland College will be involved in the two Holland College builds, including Carpentry, Construction Electrical and Plumbing.
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