The Manitoba Government has opened a request for proposals for the development of affordable seniors housing in Manitoba communities. Their acting project officer Sandra Fitzpatrick was at the Flin Flon Public Library yesterday to present details on the program at a public meeting.
Through the program the government is investing nine million dollars and seeking partners to build homes so seniors can live in their own communities close to family and friends.
The new homes will be for low to moderate income renters and co-op housing members 55 or older. Under the request for proposals the province is making available up to 75 thousand dollars per unit in northern Manitoba to a maximum of 35 percent of eligible project costs.
You can get more information by going to the government website at www.manitoba.ca and click on departments, then housing and then on RFP for seniors housing.