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MMF to invest $14.8 million in Selkirk for mixed use residential development – 55+ housing, commercial space

Press Release

May 25, 2022

Winnipeg, MB, in the National Homeland of the Red River Métis - Today, the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), the National Government of the Red River Métis, also known as the Manitoba Métis, is announcing an investment of more than $14.8 million into the city of Selkirk to create top-quality, affordable and adaptive rental units for seniors, along with 8,250 sq. ft. of commercial space for retailers on the main and second floors.

The proposed 6-storey development will be located on Eveline Street, following the consolidation of 335 Eveline with 357, 361 and 363 Eveline, which are properties the MMF already owns.

“The MMF continues to gain ground, creating housing that works for our Citizens, built in the communities where we live,” said David Chartrand, President of the MMF. “Between our first-time homebuyer’s program, our home repair program and our housing developments across Manitoba, like this one in Selkirk, we’re addressing the unique needs of our Nation, while showing that great things happen when we work within the government-to-government model with all levels, including municipal government. It’s a win for our Citizens, our Elders and the community of Selkirk.”

The development will feature 49 rental units, with both affordable and market rates available. To foster the sense of community connection that is critical to the mental well-being of Red River Métis Citizens, there will be a common area of 3,800 sq ft., with a resident’s terrace overlooking the scenic Red River, East Selkirk Bridge and beyond.

“The vision for this development is to give Elders and seniors an affordable place to live that adapts to their needs as they age, as well as providing access to wraparound supports from the MMF and proximity to the nearby health hub and new hospital,” said Will Goodon, Minister of Housing for the MMF. “We’ve used energy efficient design principles, keeping the build in line with the MMF’s commitment to addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

The vision for the commercial space is to further the sense of community, with some spaces used by MMF government operations, offering critical programs and services for Red River Métis seniors and Elders.

The MMF anticipates that the project will be complete in fall 2024.

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The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) is the democratically elected National Government of the Red River, also known as the Manitoba Métis, the origin and core of the Métis Nation. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

For more information, media may contact:
Kat Patenaude
Media Relations Advisor
Manitoba Métis Federation
204-801-7710
[email protected]

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