When you choose to live in a reserve residence, you are committing to a lifestyle of peace and comfort. You can count on a high standard of care, and a warm, friendly community to support your every need.
A lot of people think of reserve residences as a place to escape the world, but they are actually more than that. These living spaces are also a place to develop meaningful relationships with neighbors and build strong, enduring connections with the natural world.
Unlike other types of residences, a reserve residence is designed with the needs of its residents in mind, from spacious floor plans and well-appointed amenities to a convenient location. At Stoneleigh at the Reserve in Plymouth, MN, you can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with modern conveniences and useful amenities in a quaint, family-friendly community.
The homes are well-appointed with beautiful, custom features and amenities, including black whirlpool appliances, 36″ raised vanities with framed mirrors, hardwood flooring, and a spacious walk-in closet. Our community is pet-friendly, has controlled-access entry and offers a wide variety of resident amenities to ensure you are happy with your new home.
A plethora of research has been conducted on the socio-economic conditions of reserve communities in Canada, with findings often indicating that residents of reserves experience significantly higher rates of poverty than their counterparts in urban areas. Among the reasons for this are a lack of access to education and job opportunities, and restrictions on land use and economic development on reserve lands.
Many of these issues are also exacerbated by the limitations placed on financing for on-reserve housing. As a result, many people living on reserves face significant challenges when it comes to securing loans for construction or renovation projects.
There are several government programs available to assist with financing the purchase or renovation of a reserve home. One is the Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) Income Assistance Program, which provides a monthly payment to eligible individuals and families living on reserve whose income is below the Canadian poverty line.
In addition, CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) has programs for on-reserve housing loans. These loans help band members buy homes or renovate existing homes.
Some of these programs are designed to support Indigenous communities in developing infrastructure, such as roads and schools. Others are designed to improve health and social services on reserve lands, such as improving water and wastewater systems.
On-reserve housing programs, like those offered by CMHC, are a way to ensure that reserve residents have adequate housing and can achieve self-sufficiency. They can also provide financial assistance for a variety of other needs, such as the acquisition of tools or furniture to support independent living.
A large number of reserve members serve in the armed forces and are entitled to housing during their training. These service members, typically, live in civilian homes on base or in their communities while they are undergoing drill training, which occurs once a month and is two weeks in duration.