The Reserve Residences offers elevated apartment living with inviting on-site amenities to make every day feel like a vacation. Break a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center or gather with neighbors at an outdoor ping pong table, all while enjoying a resort-style swimming pool and prime location just minutes from Downtown Atlanta. With a variety of premium apartment upgrades, such as hard surface (faux wood) flooring in the living and dining areas and granite countertops in kitchens and baths, your new home will be the perfect place to call home for years to come.
Myth #1: First Nations peoples receive free housing on reserves
A lack of adequate and affordable on-reserve housing is a major issue that impacts many communities. It can result in low-than-average school achievement, high unemployment rates and poor health outcomes, including higher instances of mould. Overcrowded housing can also cause problems with sewage and water leaks, leading to damp and cold homes. It can even contribute to social issues, as families may need to sleep in shifts.
While conditions on reserves vary from community to community, the overall standard of housing in First Nations communities falls below that of the Canadian population. This is largely due to a lack of funds. While some communities have good housing, it is often not enough to meet the needs of current populations and future generations. As a result, many people choose to live off-reserve. Some argue that the best solution is to convert reserves into fee simple, or privately-owned, lands, but this proposal is based on Western notions of private property and can potentially undermine Aboriginal rights and culture.