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City Distributes Low Incoming Housing Money

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The low income housing market in Dauphin got a boost thanks to funding provided by Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation. (MHRC).

The City of Dauphin, with MHRC approval, selected three housing projects to share in the Affordable Housing for Vulnerable Populations funding of $714,600 received last year.

Habitat for Humanity Dauphin Chapter received $50,000 towards the build of its second home in Dauphin while the Dauphin Friendship Centre was awarded $239,600 towards the construction of a new multi-unit dwelling for high-risk and emergent housing,

Finally, Parkland Crossing was awarded $425,000 towards the development of the first phase of a 24-unit low-income housing project.

Mayor Christian Laughland commended the community organizations stepping up to help fill the gaps in the availability of affordable housing in Dauphin.

“Every resident of Dauphin, regardless of personal circumstances or economic status, deserves to have a safe place to call home,” Laughland said.

For small, volunteer organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, funding announcements such as this make financing projects much easier.

“Great support from government programs goes a long way to help organizations like Habitat for Humanity provide a hand up to those in need and improve living conditions to families in our community,” Dauphin chapter chair Rodney Juba said. “We look forward to starting our build this coming spring.”

According to Manitoba Families Minister Rochelle Squires, throughout the pandemic, the province has supported vulnerable Manitobans, including lower-income families.

The funding received by the City is part of $12 million in grant funding available for affordable housing solutions, she said.

“We are pleased to provide this funding to the City of Dauphin to support initiatives that will make a real difference in the community by ensuring affordable housing and home ownership opportunities for area families,” Squires said.

As per the funding requirements, all projects are due to be completed by Mar. 31, 2023.