Thousands of Manitoban families will benefit from major renovations to social and affordable housing

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – Over the next two years, more than $ 19 million will be invested in the renovation of social and affordable housing owned by not-for-profit organizations across the province. This funding is part of the Canada-Manitoba Affordable Housing Investment Agreement (IDLA). The Honorable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, The Honorable Scott Fielding, Minister of the Family of Manitoba, made the announcement today in Winnipeg on the site of one of the selected ensembles.

“Our government is investing in much needed improvements to affordable housing in Manitoba and across the country. They will improve the lives of Canadians by providing them with a safe and adequate home, “said the Honorable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources.

Housing Manitoba issued a competitive RFP last November to identify appropriate and cost-effective social and affordable housing projects. Sixty-three packages have been selected and will receive funding ranging from $ 12,000 to more than $ 2.1 million. The majority of approved repairs that will be made to properties include:

Safety and fire alert systems;

Heating, ventilation and plumbing installations;

Roofing, windows or insulation.

“These strategic investments will extend the life of many properties that meet the housing needs of families and seniors across Manitoba. These funds will make a difference in the lives of many people and we are proud to be able to work with the federal government to support these important projects. – The Honorable Scott Fielding, Minister of the Family of Manitoba.

One of the properties that will benefit from the funds is located at 461 Cumberland Avenue in the West Alexander neighborhood of Winnipeg. The property manager, Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation (WHRC), will receive $ 460,000 that will be used to replace the aging elevators in addition to buying and installing a new generator.

“We are pleased to have been selected to participate in this much needed funding program. It is important for governments to recognize the value of continued investment in affordable housing. These projects will extend the life of our buildings, which will allow us to better support the people who made them at home. – Menno Peters, Executive Director, WHRC.

In total, WHRC will receive more than $ 2 million for renovations and repairs to 16 housing projects across Winnipeg, helping more than 330 people and families living in these homes.

In November, the federal and provincial governments announced an increased commitment under the IDLA to invest $ 89.4 million in housing projects over the next two years. Prior to this announcement, the governments of Canada and Manitoba had already committed $ 166 million over eight years for affordable housing through the IDLA.

For a complete list of not-for-profit organizations that have received funding for renovations or repairs, or for more information on housing programs in Manitoba, visit www.gov.mb.ca/housing .

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for over 70 years. As Canada’s housing authority, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and the financial system, assists Canadians in need, and provides research and impartial advice Governments, consumers and the country’s housing sector. CMHC operates on the basis of three fundamental principles: prudent risk management, sound corporate governance and transparency.

Source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation