Manitoba announces $1.8M in funding for construction of mixed-income housing

The Manitoba government says it’s giving $1.8 million to an affordable housing project in the Exchange District.

The funds, housing minister Bernadette Smith announced Thursday, will go toward the Market Lands, a mixed-use project being built at the former site of the Public Safety Building, Winnipeg’s police headquarters that was demolished in 2020.

At a press conference, Smith said the provincial funding is going one step further than just helping with ongoing construction.

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“In addition to contributing toward capital costs, we will be providing an ongoing contribution to ensure that 48 of the 95 units are deeply affordable, rent-geared-to-income units,” Smith said.

On top of housing, the Market Lands is set to also feature a cultural hub, which has received funding from the federal government.

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