A brand-new apartment building will be built on Edmonton Street to help a distinct segment of Manitoba’s population.
Called Marie Rose Place, the new building will house recent immigrant and refugee women and children who have no family or community support.
The building will have 40 apartment suites and will be rented on a rent-based-on-income model. The building will be run by Holy Names House of Peace, which has a site next door, and is being developed by Hargrave Holdings Ltd., which is contributing $2 million to the $9 million project. The City, the Province and the Federal government are also contributing funding.
“We are very pleased to be able to support this important facility that will serve as a safe haven for women and their children who have come here to make Winnipeg their home,” said area councillor Jenny Gerbasi. “Having a place to call home that is sensitive to cultural needs will help make the transition to life in our city that much easier for the women who find themselves here.”