Now that construction on the East Borderland Community Housing Senior Housing project is underway, the group is looking for occupants.
Construction of the facility began in the fall and is expected to be complete this summer. The group is anticipating that it will be fully occupied by the fall.
Fifteen elderly person housing units will be available in either a one bedroom suite for $615 a month or two bedroom at $725. Rent includes all Utilities (heat, electricity, water, taxes, sewer, building insurance, all building maintenance). Powered parking and on site laundry will also be available.
Tenants pay their own telephone, satellite TV and household contents insurance. Home care provided by the regional health authority will also be available.
Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation (MHRC) has committed to funding and financing the bulk of construction cost; Land for the project has been provided by the Regional Health Authority (RHA); and EBCH has provided a community contribution of $275,000.
Because the project is government funded affordable housing, there are income maximums. Maximum household income $45,166 with exemptions for medical needs apply if accompanied by a letter from a doctor recommending residence for medical reasons.
Meanwhile, according to Elsa Laing, spokesperson for the group, the EBCH Directors and the RM of Piney Council continue to advocate for the 2nd part of Phase III, the proposed 20 unit Personal Care Home (PCH)/Supportive Housing (SH). Raising funds is an integral part of bringing this 2nd part of PhaseIII to reality with the community’s requirement is 10% of the capitol cost for the PCH/SH, she added.