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Manitoba Housing News

Manitoba Housing's long-term vision recognizes that housing is in the centre of well-being. Housing provides a stable base to help individuals, communities and the economy thrive. Good quality housing has a positive effect on the health of people and communities and helps to reduce poverty.


  • August 14, 2017 - Governments Announce Support for Homeless Shelter Expansion - A $3-million investment by the Manitoba government will help Siloam Mission expand by 50 beds and add resources to help homeless people stay off the street and reintegrate to housing, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.
  • August 11, 2017 - Manitoba Government Requests Proposals for Affordable Home Ownership Opportunities - The Manitoba government has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from qualified organizations interested in creating home ownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income families, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today. 

    "Our government believes in finding ways to make it easier for more Manitobans to become homeowners,” said Fielding. “Owning a home can provide a sense of safety, security and pride for families."


  • July 17, 2017 - Manitoba Housing Announces Plan To Sell Winnipeg Property - Manitoba Housing has made the decision to sell a vacant building in downtown Winnipeg, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.  The province has issued a negotiated request for proposal (NRFP) for a realty firm to market and sell a multi-unit building at 185 Smith St.

    "We’ve determined this vacant property is the wrong building for us to invest in to renovate and re-tenant," said Fielding.  "It requires major repairs and does not have the right configuration of units to support a quality social housing program.  Due to the $500 million in deferred maintenance costs our government inherited, we want to make smart investments and ensure our limited housing resources are invested strategically to meet Manitobans' needs, rather than having public assets remain idle."

    The negotiated request for proposal (NRFP) is posted and available at www.merx.com/ManitobaHousing.
  • July 12, 2017 - Manitoba Invests in Home Ownership Program For Families - More Manitoba families will have the opportunity to become homeowners following a $1-million investment in affordable home ownership projects, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.

    "This investment will make home ownership a reality for dozens of families who may have otherwise thought it was out of their reach," said Fielding. "Our government’s goal is to foster innovative community and private-sector partnerships that promote practical home ownership and create life-changing opportunities for Manitobans, such as the collaboration between the Manitoba Real Estate Association and Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs."

  • July 6, 2017 - Governments Invest in Seniors Housing in the North - Thompson, Manitoba - Governments will invest $2.25 million to build a new affordable housing complex for seniors in Thompson, in order to create another safe and welcoming housing option for individuals to remain in a familiar community.  This funding, announced by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the Honourable Scott Fielding, Manitoba Minister of Families, is being provided through the federal-provincial Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement.   

  • July 6, 2017 - Province Announces Construction Complete on Affordable Housing Project for Thompson Families - Thompson, Manitoba - Families in Thompson have access to 24 new homes now that an $8.4-million affordable housing project is complete, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced here today. 

    “This investment reflects our government’s commitments to families in northern Manitoba and to improve the supply and quality of affordable housing throughout the province,” said Fielding during a tour of the development.  “Our goal is to get families into safe, secure homes and we are certain this new option will be a welcome addition to the region.”   

  • July 4, 2017 - Province Announces Request for Proposals for Social Impact Bonds - The Manitoba government has taken a major step to launch its first social impact bond (SIB) by posting a request for proposals for a consultant to help create an innovative, made-in-Manitoba approach to fund social programs, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.  

  • June 29, 2017 - Province Announces New Emergency Shelter for Women and Children Now Open in Selkirk - Women and children have a new safe space in Selkirk to escape domestic violence, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.  The Manitoba government contributed $1.25 million to build the Nova House emergency shelter to serve the Interlake and North Eastman regions.  

  • June 26, 2017 - Governments Invest in Historic Habitat for Humanity Project to Celebrate Canada 150 - Winnipeg - To celebrate Canada 150, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $1.2 million to help more Manitobans become homeowners through Habitat for Humanity’s Carter Work Project. Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding and Doug Eyolfson, member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headlingley, announced funding today through the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) extension agreement. 

  • June 22, 2017 - Manitoba Government Celebrates New Affordable Housing Project In Winnipeg - Winnipeg - A unique affordable housing project in Winnipeg is now accepting tenants, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today. 

    “Our government has invested more than $8.4 million in Fountain Springs Housing, part of Clubhouse of Winnipeg, to better support low- to moderate-income households and individuals with mental health needs,” Fielding said. 

  • June 16, 2017 - New Seniors' Complex Offers Safe, Affordable Housing in Russell - Russel - A new housing complex serving Russell and surrounding communities will ensure seniors have access to safe and affordable housing. To mark the grand opening of Park Manor, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding highlighted the $1.15-million joint federal-provincial contribution to the facility under the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement.

  • May 11, 2017 - Provincial Housing Improvement Program Accepting Applications from Landlords - The Manitoba government reaffirmed its commitment to safe and affordable housing today as Families Minister Scott Fielding announced funds for landlords to make repairs and upgrades.

    “As a result of this support, more Manitobans can feel secure and comfortable in their homes,” said Fielding.  “Our funding programs for rental properties and rooming houses help landlords make crucial property improvements so these units can continue to be available for tenants now and into the future.”

  • May 5, 2017 - Governments Launch Housing First Program In Brandon To Address Homelessness - Brandon - The governments of Canada and Manitoba have a launched a new two-year pilot project to help people who are at risk of becoming homeless find stable and safe housing. The announcement was made by Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding and Terry Duguid, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

  • May 5, 2017 - New Seniors Housing Project Underway in Brandon - Construction is underway on a new 63-unit seniors' property in Brandon, creating more housing options for seniors who wish to live independently in their community. The project, located at 2105 Brandon Ave., is the result of a partnership between the federal, provincial and municipal governments and was announced by Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding, Terry Duguid on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, federal minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and City of Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest today.

  • April 28, 2017 - Thousands of Manitoba Families to Benefit from Significant Renovations to Social and Affordable Housing - Over the next two years, more than $19 million will be invested in renovations at affordable and social housing properties owned by non-profit organizations across the province. The funding is part of the joint Canada – Manitoba Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement. The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding made the announcement at the site of one of the selected projects in Winnipeg today. 

    Non-Profit Housing Organizations - Approved Project Listing (PDF)

  • March 13, 2017 - New Social Housing and Assisted Living Property for Seniors Opens in Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Ellice Place, a unique property that combines social housing and assisted living services for seniors in Winnipeg has completed an $11-million renovation, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced at its grand opening today.

    "This is an important project for the community. There are a growing number of seniors with a moderate income who want to live independently but need supports to make that possible," said Fielding. "Today's grand opening at Ellice Place is a special day for Winnipeg's West End and for the seniors who will soon call this welcoming place their home."

  • January 20, 2017 - Affordable Housing for Families and Seniors Opens in Transcona - Winnipeg, Manitoba - A 92-unit affordable housing complex has officially opened its doors in the Transcona neighbourhood of Winnipeg, with a unique design that creates welcoming homes for families and opportunities for seniors to live independently with their loved ones nearby.

    The grand opening was attended by Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding; Terry Duguid, parliamentary secretary to federal Families, Children and Social Development Minister and minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Jean-Yves Duclos; and Councillor Russ Wyatt, City of Winnipeg.

  • Province Announces Construction Underway On Affordable Housing Project In North Point Douglas

    (L to R): City Councillor Ross Eadie, Hijab Mitra – Mistecture Architecture and Interiors, Lucas Stewart –Manitoba Green Retro-Fit, Minister Scott Fielding, (person obscured), Nicholas Chen – PCL Construction and Fereshteh Froude – PCL Construction

  • January 13, 2017 - Province Announces Affordable Housing For Families Opens In North Point Douglas - Winnipeg, Manitoba - A new, $7.5-million affordable housing project has opened its doors to families in Winnipeg's North Point Douglas neighbourhood, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.

    "Austin Family Commons will become part of the fabric of this community while ensuring more families have access to affordable and welcoming homes," said Fielding. "During construction, social enterprise and community partnerships delivered on-the-job training and skills development opportunities which provided benefits for members of the community that extend beyond this project alone. Our government is proud to join with the community to celebrate this grand opening with the many people who have helped make it possible."


  • December 14, 2016 --Manitoba Government Transfers Homes, Land to Opaskwayak Cree Nation-(PDF) - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Manitoba government has transferred ownership of land in the Big Eddy settlement to the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN), including several homes previously owned and managed by Manitoba Housing, Families Minister Scott Fielding and OCN Chief Christian Sinclair announced today.

  • December 1, 2016 --Manitoba to Transfer Housing Management to Local Agency in Winkler-- Winnipeg, Manitoba - Manitoba Housing is transferring management responsibilities for 66 publicly owned housing units in Winkler to a community-based non-profit, helping to ensure local housing needs will continue to be reflected in the daily operations of these buildings, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.

  • November 25, 2016 - New Affordable Assisted Living Complex For Seniors Opens In Steinbach - Steinbach, Manitoba - A new affordable, assisted living project for seniors officially opened its doors in Steinbach, expanding the housing options for seniors in the region. Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation Jean-Yves Duclos and Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding announced the grand opening of Bridgepark Manor Phase II in the community today.

  • November 24, 2016 - Manitoba Invests In Social and Affordable Housing Renovations and Repairs - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Manitoba government will invest more than $19 million to complete repairs and renovations at social and affordable housing units managed by eligible non-profit organizations across the province, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.

  • November 18, 2016 - Canada and Manitoba Invest in Affordable Housing - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding and Terry Duguid, parliamentary secretary to federal Families, Children and Social Development Minister and minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Jean-Yves Duclos, today announced measures to give Canadians greater access to more affordable housing. These measures include the doubling of current funding under the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement, supporting affordable housing for seniors and victims of family violence, and addressing repairs of existing social housing.

  • November 16, 2016 - Province Announces Major Renovation Project at Seniors' Housing Complex Completed - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Manitoba government has invested more than $17 million to completely renovate Donwood Manor Elderly Persons Housing, allowing it to remain a safe and affordable housing option for seniors in Winnipeg's North Kildonan neighbourhood, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced at the facility's grand opening today.

  • October 28, 2016 - New Assisted Living Facility for Seniors Opens in Dominion City - Dominion City - A new, unique assisted-living facility for seniors that offers the privacy of individual living units and the social benefits of communal meals and other group activities has officially opened its doors to tenants.

  • October 14, 2016 - Manitobans Asked For Input On Provincial Housing Strategy - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Manitoba government has launched an online survey to help guide the development of a new provincewide housing strategy, recognizing that access to stable and affordable housing has many far-reaching benefits connected to community, economic and social development, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.

  • September 16, 2016 - New Assisted Living Complex Opens For Seniors In Macgregor And Surrounding Region - MacGregor, Manitoba - A new, 16-unit assisted living housing complex for seniors officially opened its doors to seniors who wish to stay close to their families, community and other supports in MacGregor. Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Families, Children and Social Development, and minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and Manitoba Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke made the announcement today.

  • September 16, 2016 - New Seniors Housing Project Celebrates Grand Opening In Winkler Today - Winkler, Manitoba - A new, 96-unit seniors' housing project in Winkler has officially opened its doors to tenants. Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen, on behalf of Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding, and Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), made the announcement today in Winkler.

  • August 29, 2016 - Provincial Housing Improvement Program Accepting Applications From Manitoba Landlords - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Eligible landlords are encouraged to apply for funding under the Rental Housing Improvement Program to help ensure their properties provide safe and appropriate housing, Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.

  • July 21, 2016 - Province Announces New Housing Project Opening In Brandon - Brandon, Manitoba - Development Supports People at Risk of Homelessness - A new five-plex housing unit opening in Brandon will offer stable housing to people who might otherwise be at risk of becoming homeless or who have previously been homeless, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.

  • January 19, 2016 - Province Announces Construction Underway On Affordable Housing Project In North Point Douglas - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Partnerships with Social Enterprise, New $10-million Loan Fund
    Support Jobs for People Facing Employment Barriers:  Minister Sara
    n - The Manitoba government will establish a new $10-million loan fund to support social enterprise, creating more employment and training opportunities for people who face barriers to work, Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran announced today at the sod-turning of a new 19-unit multi-family housing project that will be built, in part, through social enterprise.

  • January 16, 2016 - Manitoba Government Announces Partnership To Create Unique Project Combining Affordable Housing, The Arts - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Innovative Complex to Rise in Winnipeg's Osborne Village: Minister Saran - The Manitoba government has provided conditional funding to a unique project combining co-operative housing, commercial space and an arts centre in Winnipeg’s Osborne Village neighbourhood, Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran announced today.

  • January 15, 2016 - Canada And Manitoba Governments Open An Expansion To The "Dial-A-Life" Housing Complex - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The third phase of the Dial-A-Life housing project in Winnipeg will provide a home away from home for Indigenous families whose loved ones require ongoing, lifesaving treatment for renal failure, cancer and other chronic health issues. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Honourable Mohinder Saran, Minister of Manitoba Housing and Community Development, announced the official opening of this initiative today.

  • January 13, 2016 - Construction Underway At New Seniors Housing Complex In Western Manitoba - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Construction recently began on a new 24-unit seniors life-lease housing complex in Russell, which will provide an affordable option for seniors who wish to remain in a familiar community. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos,Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation,and the Honourable Mohinder Saran, Minister of Manitoba Housing and Community Development, made the announcement today.

  • January 11, 2016 - Governments Invest In New Affordable Housing Project For Winnipeg Seniors - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Construction is well underway on a new 48-unit affordable housing project, which will provide another option for Winnipeg seniors who are seeking a safe, convenient place to call home. The Honourable Mohinder Saran, Minister of Manitoba Housing and Community Development and Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, announced funding for this project today.

  • January 7, 2016 - Province Announces Construction Complete at Seniors Housing Co-Op in Dugald - Dugald, Manitoba - A new, safe and affordable housing option based on co-operative values will benefit seniors in Dugald and the surrounding region, Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran announced here today at the grand opening of the $14.4-million Dugald Estates.

  • January 7, 2016 - Manitoba Government Announces Construction Started on 20-unit Addition to Icelandic River Lodge - Riverton, Manitoba - Construction is now underway on an addition to Icelandic River Lodge, which will result in more affordable and supportive housing choices for seniors in the Interlake region, Premier Greg Selinger announced here today.

  • December 11, 2015 - Province Announces New Affordable Homes In Winnipeg For M-tis Families Result From Multi-Year Partnership - Winnipeg, Manitoba - More Homes Planned For Brandon: Minister Saran - The first housing funded under a multi-year partnership between the Manitoba government and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) has welcomed three families into safe, affordable homes in Winnipeg, Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran announced today.

  • November 12, 2015 - BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Given to Nine Manitoba Students (pdf) - Housing and Community Development today announced the nine recipients of the 2015 BUILDINGFoundations bursaries.

  • November 6, 2015 - Manitoba Government Converts 118-unit Building to Help Seniors Live Independently - Winnipeg, Manitoba – Ellice Place to Offer Long-Term Housing Option for Lower-Income Seniors to Age in Place: Minister Saran - The Manitoba government is investing $11 million to redevelop Ellice Place, the first building in the province to combine social housing and assisted living services for seniors, Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran and Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Deanne Crothers announced today.

  • November 4, 2015 - Manitoba Government Partners With Co-op To Build Affordable Housing In Wolseley - Winnipeg, Manitoba – Project will see up to 60 New Homes, Sustainable Building Practices: Premier Selinger
    The Manitoba government is partnering with a community co-op to create a new housing project featuring communal spaces and sustainable building practices in Winnipeg's Wolseley neighbourhood, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.

  • July 23, 2015 - Construction Underway on Affordable Assisted Living Complex in Steinbach (PDF) - Steinbach, Manitoba – Construction has begun on Bridgepark Manor Phase II, a new three-storey, 50-unit affordable assisted living project to support and enhance an independent, healthy lifestyle for seniors in Steinbach and the central region. Manitoba Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran and Member of Parliament Ted Falk, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), made the announcement today.

  • July 3, 2015 - Construction Underway for New Seniors Complex in MacGregor - MacGregor, Manitoba - Construction has started on Victoria Place, a new 16-unit assisted living housing complex that will serve the needs of seniors in the region who wish to stay close to their families, community and other necessary supports. The announcement was made today by Member of Parliament Robert Sopuck, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and the Honourable Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal Government, on behalf of the Honourable Mohinder Saran, Minister of Housing and Community Development.

  • June 26, 2015 - New 45-unit Apartment Complex Offers Safe, Affordable Homes for Adults and Families with Mental Health Needs - Winnipeg, Manitoba –  Concordia Village IV, a new 45-unit apartment complex for adults and families with mental health needs, was officially opened in Winnipeg today by Manitoba Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran and Member of Parliament Lawrence Toet, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development).

  • March 6, 2015 - Three Levels Of Government Open New Affordable And Supportive Housing In Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba –  The Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg today celebrated the official opening of WestEnd Commons, a 26-unit affordable housing community developed by St. Matthews Non Profit Housing Inc.

  • February 6, 2015 - New $10.4-million Affordable Housing Project For Refugee And Immigrant Women Opens In Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba –  The Governments of Canada and Manitoba, along with the City of Winnipeg and Hargrave Holdings Ltd., today officially opened Marie Rose Place. The six-storey, 40-suite, long-term apartment community will provide support for immigrant and refugee women with low-to-moderate income transitioning from Holy Names House of Peace (HNHP) or elsewhere in the community.

  • February 4, 2015 - Manitoba Government Launches Strategy to Create Jobs for People who Face Barriers to Employment - Winnipeg, Manitoba –  Social Entreprise Strategy Partners with Community Groups to Reduce Poverty, Increase Inclusion: Minister Irvin-Ross - The Manitoba government is launching a new strategy (PDF) to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion by partnering with community groups to create jobs for those facing serious barriers to work, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross and Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief announced today.

  • January 8, 2015 - New Selkirk Shelter to Help Women, Children Affected by Family Violence: Minister Irvin-Ross - Project a Partnership between Manitoba Government, City of Selkirk, Nova House Inc. and Local Citizens - Selkirk - Women and children affected by family violence in the Selkirk area will have access to a new shelter thanks to a partnership with the Manitoba government, City of Selkirk, Nova House Inc. and local citizens, Housing and Community Development and Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced here today.

  • December 12, 2014 - Minister Drew Caldwell, Mp Larry Maguire Celebrate grand Opening Of New Housing Facility In Brandon (pdf) - Highlight Government Action To Address Homelessness - Brandon, Manitoba - Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon–Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, joined the Honourable Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal Government for Manitoba, appearing on behalf of the Honourable Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister of Family Services and Housing for Manitoba, as well as Westman Youth for Christ and the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation to celebrate the grand opening of a new transitional housing facility.

  • December 2, 2014 - Manitoba Government, City Of Winnipeg Promote Downtown Living With More Rental Units - Province, City to Provide Tax Incentives to Encourage Development of more than 750 Rental Unity in Downtown Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Live Downtown Rental Development Grant Program officially launched today will promote the development of more multi-family and mixed-income rental housing units, adding to the vibrancy of the city’s centre, Premier Greg Selinger, Mayor Brian Bowman and Ross McGowan, president and CEO, CentreVenture Development Corporation, announced today.

  • November 27, 2014 - BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries Given to Nine Manitoba Students (pdf) - Housing and Community Development today announced the nine recipients of the 2014 BUILDINGFoundations bursaries.

  • November 12, 2014 - Manitoba Government, MMF Launch Historic Partnership to Create Affordable Housing for Métis Families - Three New Homes in Winnipeg First of Many to be Built Across Province: Minister Irvin-Ross, Chartrand - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Government of Manitoba and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) are partnering for the first time to build affordable homes for Métis families across the province, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross and David Chartrand, president, MMF, announced today.

  • September 18, 2014 - Students Learn Valuable Job Skills While Building Affordable Homes For Families In Cranberry Portage: Minister Bjornson - Cranberry Portage - A new carpentry program at Frontier Collegiate Institute in Cranberry Portage will create more affordable housing for families and teach students valuable skills that will help them land good jobs upon graduation, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson announced here today.

  • July 29, 2014 - IAH Funding Extension Agreement signing - Winnipeg, Manitoba -The governments of Canada and Manitoba today announced the joint investment of an additional $104 million over five years to help create more affordable housing for individuals and families across the province. The funding will be delivered through an extension to the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement.

  • July 3, 2014 - Construction Underway On 47-suite, $14.5m Seniors Housing Co-op In Dugald (Press release PDF) - Dugald, Manitoba –  A new $14.5M, 47-unit co-op housing development that provides quality and affordable accommodation for rural seniors, officially started construction in the RM of Springfield today with a community sod-turning celebration joined by the Honourable Peter Bjornson, Minister of Housing and Community Development, and Jim McCarthy, Reeve of the RM of Springfield.

  • June 24, 2014 - Province Provides Over $11 Million to Revitalize Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg's North End Through Redevelopment of the Merchants Hotel - Investment Provides Improved Opportunities for Education, More Affordable Housing: Premier Selinger - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Manitoba government is investing $11.1 million to support the redevelopment of the old Merchants Hotel into a mixed-use education and housing community, and continue the revitalization of Winnipeg’s North End neighbourhood, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.

  • June 20, 2014 - Landmark research shows Housing First approach proves effective in Winnipeg, particularly when tailored to the local Aboriginal context - Winnipeg, Manitoba - New research findings were released today in Winnipeg by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) that underscore the clear effectiveness of the Housing First approach to ending homelessness amongst people with mental illness, particularly within the local Aboriginal context. The results are clear: the Housing First model rapidly ends homelessness, there are clear economic benefits, and people who are homeless and living with mental illness can aspire to a better quality of life.

    June 20, 2014 - À Winnipeg, un projet de recherche adaptée à la réalité autochtone locale a démontré l’efficacité de l’approche Logement d’abord - La Commission de la santé mentale du Canada a dévoilé aujourd’hui un nouveau rapport de recherche qui démontre clairement l’efficacité de l’approche Logement d’abord pour endiguer l’itinérance chez les personnes atteintes de maladie mentale, en particulier chez les populations autochtones. Les résultats sont probants : le modèle Logement d’abord met rapidement fin à l’itinérance, il présente des avantages sur le plan économique et il procure une meilleure qualité de vie aux personnes itinérantes atteintes de maladie mentale.

  • June 3, 2014 - Province Announces Improved Access To Addictions Treatment, Recovery For Manitoba Families With Opening Of New Treatment Centre - Winnipeg, Manitoba — A new addictions recovery centre will open in the coming weeks in Winnipeg, offering services for those struggling with substance use, Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Sharon Blady and Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson announced today.

  • May 9, 2014 - Province announces phase two of Riverton's Icelandic River lodge expansion - Construction Creating More Affordable Supportive Housing for Seniors: Minister Bjornson - Riverton, Manitoba — Interlake seniors will have more access to affordable, supportive housing with the construction of Phase 2 of Riverton’s Icelandic River Lodge, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson said here today.

    “We are pleased to help create more housing options in the Interlake through the redevelopment of Riverton’s Icelandic Lodge,” said Minister Bjornson.  “We are committed to helping Manitobans access safe, affordable housing to give them more opportunities to age in place in their own communities, closer to family and friends.”

  • May 5, 2014 - Gimli West Apartment Building Officially Open: Minister Bjornson - Province Partners with RM of Gimli, Community to Create 28 High-quality, Affordable Homes - Gimli, Manitoba - The Manitoba government has partnered with the Gimli Non Profit Housing Corporation and the Rural Municipality of Gimli to provide more safe and affordable housing for families in the Interlake, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson said here today at the official opening of the facility.

  • April 10, 2014 - Province partners with community group to create more safe, affordable housing - Manitoba Achieves Milestone of 1,500 Affordable Housing Units Since 2009: Minister Bjornson (PDF) - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Manitoba government and the non-profit groups Clubhouse of Winnipeg and Fountain Springs Housing are partnering to create more affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals and families, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson announced today.

    Read the fact sheet: Provincial Commitment to Support Affordable and Social Housing Units (PDF)

  • March 31, 2014 - Province, City of Brandon Take Next Steps in Strategy to Create More Safe, Affordable Housing - Manitoba Achieves Milestone with Completion of 1,500 Affordable, 1,500 Social Housing Units since 2009: Premier Selinger - Brandon, Manitoba - The Manitoba government and the City of Brandon have forged a partnership to create more affordable housing and will seek community groups to help develop five new sites, Premier Greg Selinger and Brandon Coun. Jan Chaboyer said here today.

  • March 28, 2014 - Affordable seniors' housing opens in winnipeg with help of federal, provincial and city governments - Winnipeg, Manitoba - A new apartment complex located at 50 Oddy Street in the Brooklands neighbourhood is officially open. The 36 units by Westlands Non-Profit Housing Cooperative Inc. offers enhanced housing quality and accessibility for seniors in Winnipeg.

    The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), along with the Honourable Peter Bjornson, Minister of Housing and Community Development, and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz, made the announcement.


  • March 21, 2014 - Government of manitoba helps create new housing community for seniors in altona and area - Gardens on Tenth Expansion to Offer 66 Assisted Living Units: Minister Bjornson - Altona, Manitoba - New housing that will provide quality and accessible homes for seniors in the Altona area will receive assistance from the Manitoba government, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson announced here today.

    The project, called Gardens on Tenth, is led by a community non-profit charitable organization and is located at 141 10th Ave. NE in Altona.


  • February 24, 2014 - Province Invests In More Safe, Affordable Homes To Help Seniors Live Independently: Minister Bjornson - Manitoba Government to Work with Community Partners to Create 140 New Homes for Seniors Across Province - The Manitoba government continues to invest in affordable housing for seniors and is seeking partners to build 140 new units in communities across the province, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson said today.

    “Manitoba’s population is steadily growing and there are more seniors who require safe, affordable homes,” said Minister Bjornson.  “We are investing $9 million and seeking partners to build homes were seniors can lead full lives in their own communities close to families and friends.”


  • February 12, 2014 - Province Announces New Seniors' Housing in The Pas - Safe, Affordable Homes Help Seniors Live Independently: Minister Bjornson - More seniors will soon call Pineview Manor home, as the province invests in building a 15-suite expansion, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson announced today. "Good quality housing helps seniors continue to live independently in their own communities where they have the support of family and friends," said Bjornson. "This expansion will give more seniors access to safe, affordable housing."


  • December 16, 2013 - Governments of Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg Invest in New Affordable Housing in City - Winnipeg, Manitoba – A new 92-unit rental housing project in Winnipeg will provide safe, affordable homes for low-income families and seniors. The unique rental housing concept, located at 840 Ravelston Avenue in Transcona, will enable families to support an aging parent or relative in need of care.

    Manitoba's Housing and Community Development Minister, the Honourable Peter Bjornson, Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament for Elmwood–Transcona,on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development),and Russ Wyatt, city councillor for Transcona, made the funding announcement today.


  • December 11, 2013 - Province Creates New Financial Incentive for Construction of Affordable Rental Housing - Private Sector Developers Have Important Role in Helping Low-income Manitobans: Minister Howard - Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Manitoba government’s new construction tax credit is now available and is expected to help private developers build more affordable rental housing for low-income households, Finance Minister Jennifer Howard said today.

    “We want to encourage developers to build more rental housing that includes a mix of affordable housing,” said Minister Howard. 

    “We announced the tax credit in Budget 2013, which follows recommendations by community groups and participants in the Rental Housing Roundtable,” said Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson.


  • December 6, 2013 - Province Awards Deserving Students Manitoba Housing Bursaries To Help Them Build Better Futures - Post-secondary Recipients Have Achieved High Marks, Shown Commitment to Their Communities: Minister Bjornson - Winnipeg, Manitoba – Post-secondary students who live in provincial subsidized housing, have achieved high marks and have shown a commitment to their communities are receiving BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries to help them pay for their schooling, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson said today.
  • November 26, 2013 - New Condo Building Offers Affordable Homes for Low-income Families in Winnipeg: Marcelino, Pagtakhan - Development Brings Home Ownership Within Reach for New Canadians - Winnipeg, Manitoba – A new condo building designed to meet the needs of low-income families celebrated its official opening today and was built with the support of the Government of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson and Mike Pagtakhan, councillor for Point Douglas, announced today.
  • November 25, 2013 - New Downtown Apartment Complex to be Home to Families, Students - Province Partners with UWinnipeg to Construct Innovative Building, Contribute to Winnipeg Revitalization, Create Jobs, Boost Economy Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Government of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg are partnering to build a 14-storey apartment complex in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, giving students, families and individuals a range of living options, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson, Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum, and Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, president and vice-chancellor of  UWinnipeg, said today.
  • November 8, 2013 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Celebrate the Opening of Living Gospel Church Family Place in Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Governments of Canada and Manitoba today celebrated the official opening of Living Gospel Church (LGC) Family Place located at 525/527 William Avenue. The seven-storey, 38-unit apartment building is providing quality housing for immigrant families and persons with disabilities living in Winnipeg.

    The Honourable Peter Bjornson, Minister of Manitoba Housing and Community Development, and Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament for Elmwood–Transcona, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), attended the opening of the new apartments.
  • November 6, 2013 - Province Launches Block by Block: Community Safety Initiative - Government, Community Partnership to Improve Neighbourhood Safety: Premier - Manitoba has launched a new initiative to improve neighbourhood safety by offering intensive, co-ordinated, community-based services to help prevent individuals and families from falling into crises and involvement with the law, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.
  • September 6, 2013 - Governments Of Canada And Manitoba Celebrate New Affordable Housing For Seniors In Ste. Anne - Ste. Anne, Manitoba – The Governments of Canada and Manitoba celebrated the official opening today of Villa Youville, a new 24 unit affordable rental apartment complex for seniors living on low incomes in Ste. Anne. The project received $8.5 million in funding from the Governments of Canada and Manitoba.
  • August 9, 2013 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Announce Funding for a New Seniors' Housing Project in Winkler - A new seniors' housing project, led by H.F. Wiebe Active Living Centre Inc. in Winkler, will receive $2.88 million in federal and provincial funding.

    The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for for Portage-Lisgar, and the Honourable Kerri Irvin-Ross, Manitoba Minister of Housing and Community Development, made the announcement today.
  • July 10, 2013 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Celebrate New Affordable Housing for Seniors in Brandon - Brandon, Manitoba - A new co-op housing development, that will provide quality and accessible accommodation for low-to-moderate income seniors, was officially opened in Brandon today.
  • July 4, 2013 - New Supportive Housing Will Provide Safe Homes for Immigrant and Refugee Women - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Three Levels of Government Join Hargrave Holdings Lts. to Build Marie Rose Place for Vulnerable New Canadians

    A new apartment building being built in the heart of Winnipeg and supported by the three levels of government will provide safe, supportive housing for immigrant and refugee women.

    The announcement was made at today’s sod-turning for Marie Rose Place by Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross, Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface and Jenny Gerbasi, councillor for Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry and chair of the Winnipeg Housing Steering Committee.


  • July 2, 2013 - Families Return to Beliveau Road Housing Complex After $7-million Renewal - Winnipeg, Manitoba - A complete revitalization inside and out of Manitoba Housing’s Beliveau Road apartments will provide an improved environment for families and bring new life to the community, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today while attending the official opening.
  • June 27, 2013 - Provincial Funding for Habitat for Humanity Makes Affordable Home Ownership a Reality for Manitoba Families: Irvin-Ross - Winnipeg, Manitoba - More families will soon have a home to call their own, thanks to provincial funding of more than $800,000 for Habitat for Humanity projects, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today.


  • June 21, 2013 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Peace Tower residential apartments celebrated its official opening today. The 48 new units, located at 260 Princess Street, provide better living and improved housing for families in Winnipeg’s Chinatown neighbourhood.

    The official opening was attended by the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood–St. James–Assiniboia, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the Honourable Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister of Housing and Community Development, who made the announcement.


  • April 19, 2013 - Budget 2013: Better, Affordable Rental Housing Options For Families: Irvin-Ross - Winnipeg, Manitoba – More Units, New Incentives to be Provided for Private-sector Rental Housing Construction

    Manitobans will have better access to good housing with the creation of a new tax credit to support private-sector rental housing construction and new investments by the provincial government to build 1,000 new rental housing units, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today. 
  • April 12, 2013 - New Winnipeg Apartment Building to Provide Safe, Affordable Homes for Families and Adults with Mental Health Challenges - Winnipeg, Manitoba – A new 45-unit apartment building in Winnipeg will provide safe, affordable homes for families and for adults with mental health challenges. The building will be jointly funded by the Governments of Canada and Manitoba and will be operated by Eden Health Care Services Inc.  Read the factsheet about the new building operated by Eden Health Care Services Inc. (PDF)
  • March 22, 2013 - Springfield Supportive Seniors Housing in Oakbank - Oakbank, Manitoba – Seniors will have more opportunities to live productive, full lives in a safe, affordable environment close to family and friends thanks to the construction of a new 24-unit Kinsmen building, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced here today. Read the factsheet about the Springfield Supportive Seniors Housing in Oakbank, MB. (PDF)
  • March 11, 2013 - Canada and Manitoba Provide Support for New Affordable Seniors Housing in Dauphin - Dauphin, Manitoba – The Governments of Canada and Manitoba will provide $2.4 million to the Kinsman Villa Group to help develop 40 units of affordable housing for seniors at the Mountain View apartment complex. Read the factsheet about Mountain View Villa in Dauphin, MB. (PDF)
  • January 25, 2013 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Celebrate Affordable Housing for Families in Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba today celebrated the construction in progress of Living Gospel Church (LGC) Family Place located at 525/527 William Avenue. The seven-storey, 38-unit apartment building will enhance housing quality and accessibility for families in Winnipeg. Read the factsheet about the Living Gospel Church Family Place. (PDF)
  • December 17, 2012 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Celebrate Affordable Housing for Newcomers in Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba announced today that renovations are underway for 60 apartment units at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) building on Isabel Street. The redesign of a former apartment complex will enhance housing quality and accessibility for newcomers to Winnipeg. Read the factsheet about the IRCOM project. (PDF)
  • December 14, 2012 - Province Honours Academic Excellence, Community Spirit on Nine Students with BUILDINGFoundations Bursaries - Nine post-secondary students were presented with BUILDINGFoundations bursaries today by Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross at an event at the Legislative Building.
  • October 26, 2012 - Governments of Manitoba and Canada Celebrate Official Opening of New Affordable Housing in Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba – The governments of Manitoba and Canada today celebrated the opening of Place La Charrette, a 37-unit building that will enhance housing quality and accessibility for low- to moderate-income families and persons with disabilities in Winnipeg. Read the factsheet about Place La Charrette. (PDF)
  • October 22, 2012 - Manitoba Government Opens Affordable Housing in South Point Douglas Area - Neeginan Village Helps Break Down Barriers for Aboriginal Students Seeking to Better Their Lives: Irvin-Ross

    Neeginan Village Phase II, a new 15-unit housing complex for low-income families with a member upgrading their education at the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, was officially opened today by Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross. Read the fact sheet about affordable housing in Neeginan Village. (PDF) Read more about the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) (.DOC)
  • October 12, 2012 - New Portage la Prairie apartment complex to provide affordable homes for people dealing with mental illness - Transitional, Emergency Units to Provide Safe, Stable Housing for At-risk Manitobans:  Irvin-Ross

    PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross celebrated with residents here today at the grand opening of the Canadian Mental Health Association's new apartment building that will provide affordable housing for people dealing with mental illness. Read the fact sheet about affordable homes in Portage la Prairie for people dealing with mental illness. (PDF)
  • July 15, 2012 - Construction set to begin on new family, seniors housing in Swan River: Premier - Complex to Replace Building That Burned Down in 2010

    SWAN RIVER - First Nation and Métis families and seniors in Swan River can look forward to the construction of a new $5-million affordable seniors housing project, Premier Greg Selinger announced at a sod-turning event here today. Read the fact sheet about affordable seniors housing in Swan River. (PDF)
  • June 26, 2012 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Celebrate Official Opening of New Affordable Housing in La Broquerie - La Broquerie, Manitoba - The Governments of Canada and Manitoba today celebrated the opening of Le Chalet de La Broquerie, a 24-unit building that will enhance housing quality and accessibility for seniors in La Broquerie. Read the fact sheet about affordable seniors housing in La Broquerie. (PDF)
  • June 1, 2012 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Celebrate New Affordable Housing for Seniors in Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Governments of Canada and Manitoba today announced $7.77 million in joint funding for a new affordable housing co-operative in the Brooklands area of Winnipeg. The 36 units will enhance housing quality and accessibility for seniors in Winnipeg. Celebrations took place at a groundbreaking ceremony. Read the fact sheet about The Westlands Non-Profit Housing Cooperative Inc.'s affordable housing for seniors. (PDF)
  • May 25, 2012 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Celebrate New Affordable Housing Complex in Gimli - Gimli, Manitoba - The Governments of Canada and Manitoba will invest more than $5 million in Gimli to build a 28 unit apartment complex that will provide safe and affordable housing for families in the area. Read the fact sheet about the affordable housing complex in Gimli. (PDF)
  • May 23, 2012 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Provide $4.4 Million For Transitional Housing for Women and Children in Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba,The governments of Canada and Manitoba, along with the Native Women's Transition Centre (NWTC), today celebrated the grand opening of Kihiw Iskewock (Eagle Women) Lodge, which will provide transitional housing for Aboriginal women exiting correctional facilities. Read the fact sheet about Kihiw Iskewock (Eagle Women) Lodge. (PDF)
  • March 2, 2012 - New Winnipeg Complex will Provide Safe, Affordable, Supportive Homes for People with Mental Illness: Selinger Winnipeg, Manitoba - The province will help Winnipeg’s Sara Riel Foundation build an integrated 28-unit complex that will provide safe and affordable housing for families and adults with mental illnesses, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. Read the Sara Riel Foundation fact sheet. (PDF)
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  • February 16, 2012 - Cormorant and Moose Lake Repair and Renovation of 68 Homes (PDF) - Manitoba Housing and Opaskwayak Cree Nation Housing Authority Inc. (OCNHAI) have entered into a contract for the renovation of 68 single family homes in the communities of Moose Lake and Cormorant, Manitoba. All homes are owned and rented to households with low-income, by Manitoba Housing. Read the Cormorant and Moose Lake Repair and Renovation fact sheet. (PDF)
  • February 10, 2012 - Goverments of Canada and Manitoba Celebrate 52 New Affordable Housing Units for Seniors In Steinbach - Steinbach, Manitoba – Seniors in the Steinbach area have access to more quality affordable housing with the official opening today of Bridgepark Manor, a 52-unit apartment project supported by more than $3.06 million in joint funding from the governments of Canada and Manitoba. Read the Bridgepark Manor fact sheet. (PDF)
  • January 20, 2012 - Governments of Canada and Manitoba Celebrate 34 New Affordable Co-op Housing Units for Seniors in Brandon - Brandon, Manitoba – The Governments of Canada and Manitoba today announced $2.03 million in joint funding for a new affordable co-op housing development. The 34 units will enhance housing quality and accessibility for seniors in Brandon. Celebrations took place at a groundbreaking ceremony. Read the Western Manitoba Seniors Non-Profit Housing Cooperative Ltd. fact sheet. (PDF)
  • December 9, 2011 - Bursaries Will Allow Recipients to Build a Better Future for Themselves: Irvin-Ross - Nine students making positive contributions to their communities have been awarded BUILDINGFoundations bursaries, Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today.

 

 

 


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