MHRC Funding Announcement

Media Release – MHRC Funding Announcement (2022-01-07)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2022

City of Dauphin Selects Three Projects for Affordable Housing 

City of Dauphin Mayor and Council are pleased to announce that Manitoba Housing and Renewal
Corporation (MHRC) has approved the selection of three housing projects in Dauphin as
recipients of MHRC’s Affordable Housing for Vulnerable Populations funding.

In 2021, Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation granted the City of Dauphin $714,600 to
fund the development of affordable housing initiatives in our community. After a rigorous process,
the City has selected the following organizations for the allocation of the funds:

  • Habitat for Humanity Dauphin Chapter – $50,000 towards the build of their second home
  • Dauphin Friendship Centre – $239,600 towards the construction of a new multi-unit
    dwelling for high-risk and emergent housing
  • Parkland Crossing – $425,000 towards the development of the first phase of a 24-unit
    low-income housing project

“Throughout the pandemic, our government has supported vulnerable Manitobans, including
lower-income families across the province, by making $12 million in grant funding available for
affordable housing solutions,” said Manitoba Families Minister Rochelle Squires. “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.”

Mayor Christian Laughland commends the community organizations stepping up to help fill the
gaps in the availability of affordable housing in Dauphin, adding that “every resident of Dauphin,
regardless of personal circumstances or economic status, deserves to have a safe place to call
home.”

“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. We look forward to starting our build this coming spring,” says Habitat for Humanity
Manitoba – Dauphin Chapter Chair, Rodney Juba.

As per the funding requirements, all projects are due to be completed by March 31, 2023.
Media representatives are invited to attend a cheque presentation on January 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
at Dauphin’s Habitat for Humanity building site located on the first block of 7th Ave NE.

For more information, please contact:
Martijn van Luijn
Economic Development Manager
City of Dauphin
204-622-3229
Martijn.vanLuijn@dauphin.ca