By Sarah Klein
The province has partnered with two local non-profits groups to create more affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals and families.
The Manitoba government will work with Clubhouse of Winnipeg and Fountain Springs Housing on a new apartment building at 184 Sherbrook Street for families or individuals, some of whom need assistance with housing due to mental health issues
“This apartment building helps us complete our 2009 commitment to support 1,500 new affordable housing units and 1,500 new social housing units by this year,” said Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson. “We are also committing to build another 500 affordable and 500 social housing units for families, seniors and vulnerable people in the next three years.”
The province is spending $7.6 million on the project, which will consist of 26 one-bedroom and five two-bedroom apartments. All will include features that ensure people with mobility issues can access them and three will be fully accessible.
Construction will begin this summer and is scheduled for completion by late 2015.