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Manitoba Housing units get makeover

Province funds revitalization of three apartment buildings on Beliveau

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The provincial government has invested more than $7 million to revitalize three Manitoba Housing apartment buildings in St. Vital.

The renewal work includes indoor and outdoor renovations to three walk-up apartment buildings on Beliveau Road, which consist of 60 family units in total.

The improvements include the development of open living and dining areas and modernized kitchens, officials say. The renovated complex also features six new visitable suites which include wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, accessible kitchen counters and cabinets, and wider doorways.

The total investment in the renovations was $7.6 million.

"These newly-renovated housing units will give more families a safe, comfortable place to call home," said Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross in a news release.

"But renovating Manitoba Housing units also helps build strong local communities and creates jobs, growing our economy."

Over the next three years, the province will invest $100 million annually to restore and redevelop housing units in its portfolio, she noted. An additional $34 million will be given annually to repair existing stock and provide quality home environments for tenants.

The province will also build 500 more social housing units and 500 more affordable rental units during the next three years. This is in addition to the 1,500 social housing and 1,500 affordable housing units that are on schedule for 2014, Irvin-Ross added.

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