By Sarah Klein
Siloam Mission plans to build 160 supportive housing units at its building on Princess Street.
The Winnipeg homeless shelter will formally announce the plans during a breakfast event on Tuesday at the RBC Convention Centre.
“Our supportive housing community, The Madison, in Wolesley, has been such an incredible success,” said Floyd Perras, Siloam Mission’s executive director. “We have provided homes for 85 people who had experienced homelessness in our city but the need is greater than the supply. We already have a long waiting list for The Madison. People need a place to live now. It’s time to move forward.”
The Madison Lodge, the first step in Siloam’s Vision 500 mandate, opened in 2011 with 85 units. Siloam has since purchased property around its 300 Princess Street location in preparation for the planned expansion.