Affordable housing project for youth officially opened

A seven-unit transitional housing complex for youth officially opened in Sarnia last week.

The facility at 811 London Rd. provides young people aged 16-24 with affordable housing and support service through Rebound Sarnia-Lambton.

The facility has three one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units and can house up to 11 youth.

Money from Ontario’s Home For Good program converted the former daycare-centre into affordable housing, and Lambton County provided Rebound with the operating funds.

The project was spearheaded by Tammy Vandenheuvel, of Lambton Supportive Transitional Housing Inc., who worked with children and youth for more than 30 years and was once homeless herself.