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Canada announces housing and transit investments in Manitoba

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A federal investment of $348,161 will help repair affordable apartments and emergency homeless units in Brandon. The investment will also help Ste. Rose and District Handi-Van, the Town of Carberry and the Municipality of North Cypress – Langford purchase new accessible vehicles for public transit.

Announced by Parliamentary Secretary Chris Bittle, this funding from the federal government’s Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy will support structural repairs to a building in Brandon. It contains three emergency homeless units and 26 affordable apartments, which are rented at or below employment and income assistance rates. Emergency repairs are needed to stabilize the building after previous water damage, reroute the water to prevent future structural failures, and increase building safety.

The Ste. Rose and District Handi-Van, a non-profit organization, will also receive funding to purchase a new accessible vehicle for public transit. It will help the residents – including seniors and persons with disabilities – of Ste. Rose du Lac and Lakeshore get around and also connect them with nearby communities, such as Brandon and Winnipeg.

This funding will also support the purchase of a new accessible vehicle for the Town of Carberry and the Municipality of North Cypress – Langford Handivan service.

This investment in public transit will help make these communities more inclusive and enhance the quality of life for users of these services by making it easier for them to get around.

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