Native Inter-Tribal Housing Co-op was incorporated in April 1983. The Co-operative was formed for the purpose of providing affordable housing for London’s urban Indigenous population.
Native Inter-Tribal Housing Co-operative has a mix of “Rent Geared to Income” units and “Market Rent” units.
We began by purchasing 20 units – single family homes or duplexes. The following year, we purchased another 10 units, and 10 more 2 years after that. In 1994 we built a 15 unit townhouse complex, and purchased 7 more units, bringing the total of units to 62. (note: by 2020, 5 units were sold, leaving a total of 57). These units are scattered over a 10 block radius from our office at 37 Tecumseh Ave, West, in the “Manor Park” area of the city.
Manor Park is a neighbourhood southwest of the core area tucked in between the Cove Ponds and Southcrest Ravine. Homes in the area are post- WWII style houses with a few townhouses and apartment buildings. There are many shops and restaurants along Wharncliffe which is a main bus corridor, and a large commercial plaza with a grocery store and drugstore at the corner of Wharncliffe and Baseline.
In the area are hiking paths through the Coves Environmentally Significant Area and Murray Park provides residents with recreation opportunities with a wading pool, soccer field, tennis court, play structure, swings and lots of open green space.
Students in the Manor Park neighbourhood attend Woodland Heights and St. Martin elementary schools, and Catholic Central and Westminster secondary schools.