THE Manitoba government will fund eight supportive housing units for reuniting parents with children in the care of Child and Family Services.

The units will be located at 26 Gaylene Pl. in Fort Garry and funded by an annual government grant to owner SAM Holdings.

“Our government is committed to working with non-profit housing partners to collaboratively develop and maintain affordable housing for Manitobans,” Families Minister Rochelle Squires said in a news release.

“Investing in culturally appropriate housing options that provide additional support for tenants is a crucial part of ensuring children and their families are supported through the reunification process. »

Supportive housing services and tenant assistance will be provided by Makoon Transition Inc., an Indigenous-led family reunification program. The organization offers support for parents with legal issues, banking, medical and dental care, as well as long-term addiction and mental health treatment, according to Makoon’s website.

The province sold 26 Gaylenes to SAM Holdings in 2018 and entered into a 25-year grant assistance agreement to secure 88 affordable homes, including 32 for Makoon tenants.

Total funding for the 32 transitional units will cost the government $595,226.