On January 11, 2022 The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, alongside the Honourable Rochelle Squires, Manitoba’s Minister of Families, and Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg, announced more than $12.7 million to create an estimated 59 new affordable homes for individuals and families in Winnipeg through the Cities Stream under the expanded Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI).
These funds will go towards three new affordable housing projects located in Winnipeg.
- The first project, located at 670 Main Street, will be operated by Manitoba Metis Federation and will convert an existing building into 22 residential units for Indigenous people.
- The second project located at 590 Victor Street will be operated by West Central Women’s Resource Centre. It will rehabilitate and repair an existing building to create 16 homes for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
- The third and final project, operated by Westminster Housing Society, will be modularly constructed at 545 Broadway Avenue and will assemble 21 new homes for LGBTQ2+ Canadians.