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Government of Manitoba

Government of Manitoba

September 10, 2010 14:30 ET

Boost to Social Housing in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2010) - The Governments of Canada and Manitoba today announced $102 million in joint funding for the development of new social housing units and improvements to existing social housing units throughout the province. The approved work for 9,724 units at 163 projects will enhance housing quality and accessibility.

The announcement was made today by the Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba, and the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

"Rejuvenating housing creates healthier, more vibrant neighbourhoods for the families who live there," said Premier Selinger. "The significant investment we are announcing today is an effective way to ensure there is safe, affordable and well-maintained housing in Manitoba. Our government is committed to creating jobs now when they are needed, building vital infrastructure and improving the quality of life for Manitobans."

"In its second year, our Government's Economic Action Plan is stimulating the economy and creating jobs," said Minister Toews. "Projects like these are a good way to get the local economy moving and put construction workers and trades people to work. Most importantly, they are giving a hand-up to those in need during the global recession here in Manitoba and across Canada."

Some of the funding announced today will go towards repairs and modifications for 9,489 social housing units. The remaining funding has been designated for the construction of 235 new affordable rental units in the province.

The federal and provincial governments are contributing equally to this overall investment of $158 million under the amended Canada-Manitoba Affordable Housing Program Agreement. The federal funding was made available through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government's plan to stimulate the economy and create jobs during the global recession. Overall, the Economic Action Plan includes $2 billion for new and existing social housing, plus up to $2 billion in loans to municipalities for housing-related infrastructure. 

The Government of Canada wants to improve the quality of existing social housing for low-income seniors, single parent families, recent immigrants and Aboriginal households. Canada's Economic Action Plan provides $850 million under the Affordable Housing Initiative to provinces and territories for the renovation and retrofit of existing social housing, as well as $475 million to build new rental housing for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities over two years.

Through Manitoba's Long-Term Housing Strategy, HOMEWorks!, the Province of Manitoba and Government of Canada are contributing $378 million over two years for housing initiatives in Winnipeg and across the Province. HOMEWorks! supports ALLAboard, Manitoba's Poverty Reduction strategy by increasing the supply of quality, affordable housing for low-income Manitobans. More information about HOMEWorks! is available at www.gov.mb.ca/housing.

Canada's Economic Action Plan builds on the Government of Canada's commitment in 2008 of more than $1.9 billion, over five years, to improve and build new affordable housing and help the homeless.

More information on this and other measures in Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government's plan to stimulate the economy and protect those hit hardest by the global recession, can be found at: www.actionplan.gc.ca

To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC are working to build stronger homes and communities for all Canadians, call CMHC at 1-800-668-2642 or visit www.cmhc.ca/housingactionplan.  
       

Project Backgrounder

New and renovated social housing projects in Manitoba that will receive funding through Canada's Economic Action Plan

Project Name/Address Location Number of Units Federal/Provincial Funding

Housing for Low-Income Seniors
The Gateway Foundation Inc. Winnipeg Beach 32 $1,985,000
Menno Home Assisted Living and Supportive Housing Project Grunthal 42 $4,450,000
Springfield Seniors Housing Dugald 24 $4,000,000
Virden Seniors Rental Housing Virden 40 $2,507,325
Westlands Winnipeg 36 $2,439,235
Fred Douglas Courts Winnipeg 20 $1,450,000

Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Ten Ten Sinclair Integrated Family/ Disability Housing Winnipeg 41 $5,500,000

Renovation and Retrofit of Existing Social Housing
Repairs that are eligible for funding include general improvements, energy-efficiency upgrades or conversions, and modifications to support people with disabilities.
Armstrong Manor Beausejour 22 $143,206
South Haven Lodge Beausejour 18 $77,385
Twin Maples - Beausejour Beausejour 15 $66,150
Westview Lodge Binscarth 12 $149,100
310-322 Ross Avenue Brandon 2 $10,000
Brandon Community Welcome Co-op Brandon 6 $84,000
Brandon Housing Co-op Brandon 91 $854,016
Brandon Tenant Park Brandon 25 $721,124
Grand Valley Place Brandon 52 $196,306
Hill Avenue Brandon 36 $1,017,185
Hobbs Manor Brandon 91 $181,000
Lawson Lodge Brandon 51 $188,587
Winnipeg House Brandon 78 $298,667
Riverview Legion Place Carman 15 $99,000
Churchill Apartments (Caribou/Fox/Seal/Nanuk) Churchill 60 $386,000
Anicinabe Housing Corporation Dauphin 79 $50,000
Border Hills Housing Coop Deloraine 24 $44,000
Plains Sunset Lodge Gilbert Plains 8 $3,500
424 Matilda Ave Grand Marais 8 $52,964
Dakota Ojibway Headingley 219 $421,400
Bonny Vista Lodge Lac du Bonnet 24 $190,122
Lundar Cooperative Lundar 18 $56,657
Minitonas First Baptist Housing  Corporation Minitonas 12 $5,115
6th Street/Gilmour Street/Birchwood Drive/Pembina Drive Morden 15 $24,809
840 South Lane Morden 8 $24,976
Newdale Seniors Citizens Home Nedale 12 $50,000
Yellow Head Manor Neepawa 56 $2,392,264
Portage Oak Tree Towers Portage la Prairie 65 $200,595
Portage Stephens Apartments Portage la Prairie 68 $69,697
Portage Friendship Centre Potage La Prairie 34 $200,000
Winnipeg River Lions Manor Powerview 6 $84,000
408 Netley Avenue Selkirk 10 $52,000
411 Manchester Selkirk 14 $43,570
Knights of Columbus Selkirk 75 $78,000
Maurapas Village Housing Co-op Selkirk 8 $112,000
Parkview Manor Selkirk 64 $160,028
Red River Manor Selkirk 55 $204,542
236 Clandeboye Ave Selkirk 40 $280,137
331 Mercy Street, Selkirk Selkirk 36 $131,002
Villa Youville St. Anne 11 $99,000
Chalet Malouin St. Malo 16 $12,500
Crocus Manor Stonewall 28 $102,081
120-10th Avenue North Swan River 20 $75,506
207-6th Avenue South Swan River 40 $83,177
215-2nd Avenue South Swan River 23 $86,594
Swan River Friendship Centre Swan River 61 $40,000
Northern View Lodge The Pas 51 $6,200,000
Northern Harmony Co-op Thompson 26 $299,250
Princeton & Purdure Thompson 10 $34,125
412, 414 Queen St & 228, 230 Bridget St Virden 4 $31,850
(Harmony Mansion) Winnipeg China Town Non Profit Winnipeg 111 $1,430,000
1 & 3 Sun Valley Drive Winnipeg 24 $84,240
101 Marion Street Winnipeg 210 $1,116,800
1020 Kimberly & 715-35 Louelda Winnipeg 17 $51,000
1041 Autumnwood Drive Winnipeg 40 $81,041
152-168 Grandin/779-789 St. Joseph Winnipeg 15 $20,975
170 Hendon Way Winnipeg 151 $503,100
182, 184, 186 Beliveau Road Winnipeg 60 $138,828
24 Carlton Street Winnipeg 121 $203,400
25 Furby Winnipeg 42 $379,398
25 Gaylene Place Winnipeg 54 $285,160
340 Princess Winnipeg 58 $208,613
356 Young Winnipeg 30 $83,287
388 Kennedy Winnipeg 24 $127,277
400 Kennedy Winnipeg 42 $94,687
400 Langside Winnipeg 53 $435,500
444 Kennedy Street Winnipeg 142 $3,976,000
46-60 Chesterfield Road Winnipeg 133 $278,310
474 Hargrave Winnipeg 28 $233,500
475 Sargent Winnipeg 50 $45,000
5 Scattered Sites Winnipeg 13 $116,339
529 Country Club Winnipeg 107 $304,018
53/55 Stadacona Winnipeg 114 $453,585
555 Ellice Avenue Winnipeg 124 $563,073
601 Osborne Street Winnipeg 55 $1,642,736
60-96 Westgrove Way Winnipeg 53 $1,484,000
65 South Park Drive Winnipeg 33 $379,225
651-63 Cavalier Road Winnipeg 12 $40,896
688-700 McGee Winnipeg 24 $31,860
693-719 David Winnipeg 14 $392,000
7 Mayfair Avenue Winnipeg 42 $45,126
718 Tache & Notre Dame Winnipeg 14 $47,812
738 Nassau Winnipeg 45 $75,690
75 & 83 Morrow Avenue Winnipeg 48 $394,804
817 Main Street Winnipeg 109 $255,346
86079 27 Balmarol Street Winnipeg 40 $26,000
875 Elizabeth Road Winnipeg 84 $209,792
91 Eric Street Winnipeg 26 $52,355
Assiniboine & Hargrave Winnipeg 124 $355,374
Astra Non Profit Housing Agency Winnipeg 127 $638,000
Beaumont Meadows Winnipeg 72 $900,000
Beit Am Bnay Abraham Seniors Winnipeg 65 $910,000
Boyd & Magnus Winnipeg 6 $79,000
Broadway & Young Winnipeg 70 $260,593
Brookland St. James Winnipeg 1 $3,000
Carlton & Qu'Appelle Winnipeg 123 $3,710,000
Carpathia Housing Co-op Winnipeg 63 $25,000
Carriage House North Winnipeg 100 $1,400,000
Carriage Road Apartments Winnipeg 98 $260,783
Central Park Housing Co-op Winnipeg 44 $400,000
Columbus Courts Winnipeg 107 $119,000
Dial A Life Winnipeg 36 $200,000
Donwood Manor Winnipeg 150 $487,294
Elgin Apartment Winnipeg 101 $363,207
Elmwood Scattered Winnipeg 13 $259,985
Fife & Inkster Winnipeg 14 $60,699
Fort Garry Rotary Villa Winnipeg 123 $153,000
Fort Rouge Ecumenical Apartments Inc. Winnipeg 146 $213,920
Friends Housing Winnipeg 43 $2,021,154
Gilbert Park Winnipeg 255 $7,140,000
Indochina Gardens Winnipeg 26 $300,000
Inkster Garden Drive Winnipeg 40 $156,649
Kanata Housing Winnipeg 89 $230,000
Kennedy Mixed Apt units Winnipeg 140 $197,076
Keystone Senior Citizen Housing Winnipeg 75 $380,000
Knox International Winnipeg 28 $300,000
Korean Gardens Winnipeg 28 $208,541
Langside & Other Winnipeg 10 $94,984
Lions Club of Winnipeg Winnipeg 287 $1,309,205
Logan Community Centre-400 Logan Winnipeg 18 $504,000
Lord Selkirk Park Winnipeg 313 $10,519,846
MAPS Housing Co-op Winnipeg 43 $280,375
Meadowood Place Winnipeg 73 $520,000
Midlands II Site I Winnipeg 99 $14,139
Milton Court Winnipeg 55 $127,112
Moray & Strauss Winnipeg 147 $717,496
Nassau Highrise Winnipeg 121 $296,374
Native Clan Organizations Inc. Winnipeg 32 $39,500
NE Corner Wynford & Kildare Winnipeg 48 $168,927
North Point Douglas Winnipeg 8 $93,700
Notre Dame & Furby Winnipeg 45 $140,148
Payuk Inter-Tribal Co-op Limited Winnipeg 42 $60,000
Pembina & Perimeter Winnipeg 91 $225,659
Pembina Woods Housing Co-op Winnipeg 159 $712,000
Plessis & Robson Winnipeg 91 $260,000
Powers EPH Winnipeg 100 $341,018
Prairie Housing Co-op Winnipeg 16 $224,000
Riverborne Housing Corporation Winnipeg 6 $84,000
Sargent & Edmonton Winnipeg 88 $309,800
Sargent & Kennedy Highrise Winnipeg 31 $136,192
Seven Oaks Village Housing Co-op Winnipeg 73 $650,000
Smith Street Winnipeg 374 $800,000
St. Vital Scattered Winnipeg 4 $12,000
Sutton & Rothesay Winnipeg 39 $357,782
Ten Ten Sinclair Integrated Family/ Disability Housing Winnipeg 75 $3,450,000
Tranquility Place Housing Co-op Winnipeg 25 $350,000
Tuxedo, Doncaster & Edgeland Winnipeg 125 $1,000,000
Vita Winnipeg 19 $122,328
Watt & Thames Townhouse/Maissonette Winnipeg 36 $71,500
Westboine Park Housing Co-op Winnipeg 188 $1,050,000
Weston Residents Housing Co-op Winnipeg 39 $109,379
Winnipeg Family Housing Winnipeg 40 $49,000
Winnipeg Centre Sites Winnipeg 21 $64,702
Various Projects Various Communities 17 $161,088
Totals: 163 9,724 $102,248,049

Contact Information

  • Kimberlee Jones
    Senior Communications Consultant
    Prairie and Territories Business Centre
    CMHC
    403-515-3048
    kjones@cmhc-schl.gc.ca
    or
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Finley
    819-994-2482
    or
    Joe Czech
    Communications Coordinator
    Communications Services Manitoba
    204-945-6778
    Joe.Czech@gov.mb.ca