Wheelchair-accessible one-bedroom suite available at OGHC

 A one-bedroom, wheelchair-accessible suite is currently available at Old Grace Housing Co-op (OGHC).

Applicants must have an annual income that falls below the Manitoba Government's Affordable Housing Rental Program Income Limit of $56,694.

OGHC is a fully accessible housing co-op located at 200 Arlington Street in the community of Wolseley.

Click here for information on how to join Old Grace Housing Co-operative.

Click here to read what our residents have to say about life at Old Grace.

The accessible suite has:
  • Lowered countertops in kitchen and bathroom
  • Lowered shelving/closet-rod heights in storage rooms and closets
  • Counter-top stove, separate wall oven, bottom-freezer refrigerator
  • In-suite hook-ups for resident-supplied dishwasher, laundry appliances
  • Light switches and wall plugs installed for seated-height
  • Walk-in shower with hand-held shower attachment; water-saving fixtures and fittings
  • Secure, lockable windows, and doors; seated-height peephole in-suite entrance door
  • Window blinds included in all suites
  • In-suite heating and cooling controls
  • Full-width balcony

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Current housing charges for a one-bedroom suite
  • Member Shares - $16,000, refundable on leaving the co-op. (Applicants may be eligible for financing of up to 75% the share purchase.)
  • Monthly housing charges: $944 a month including all utilities
  • No Rent Supplement is available for this suite
The co-op features:
  • Ground-level access to three exterior entries with push-button door openers
  • Two elevators plus wheelchair lift operating between the basement and first floor levels at the parking lot
  • Secure main lobby and entry system, central mail area and elevators
  • Pet-friendly, smoke-free environment
  • All indoor and outdoor common areas wheelchair-accessible
  • Full sprinkler system throughout, including in-suite sprinklers
  • Second-floor laundry room with multiple washers and dryers
  • Guest rooms, meeting room and large common room with kitchen available to residents for short-term rental
  • Quiet, energy-efficient building with many water-saving features
  • Accessible loading zone near main building entrance
  • Professional landscape design for the enjoyment of all residents
  • Heat, light, water, property taxes included in monthly housing charges
Benefits of living in a housing co-operative
  • Democratic control: Members elect Board of Directors and participate in setting policies and budgets
  • Transparent financial reporting: Information on budgets and expenses available to all members
  • Not-for-profit: housing charges set at rates to cover costs (including maintaining reserves for capital repairs.)
  • Community opportunities: resident email group, social events, and volunteer opportunities

 

Grand opening for Old Grace

Old Grace Housing Co-operative held its Grand Opening on June 14, 2019.

Click here for slideshow.

The speakers were

  • Dr. Robert Falcon-Ouellette: Member of Parliament, Winnipeg Centre
  • Dwayne Rewniak, Executive Director, Asset Management, Housing Delivery & Land Development, Manitoba Housing, Department of Families
  • Councillor Cindy Gilroy: Daniel McIntyre Ward, City of Winnipeg
  • Marianne Cerilli: President, Wolseley Residents’ Association
  • Frank Wheeler: President, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
  • Bill Dinsdale: Community Account Manager, Assiniboine Credit Union
  • Sandra Hardy: Co-op Project Team Leader and Past-President

A brand-new co-op in a grand old neighbourhood

Old Grace Housing Co-operative (OGHC) is a housing co-op in the heart of Winnipeg’s Wolseley neighbourhood.
OGHC consists of a 60-suite complex on the site of the original Grace Hospital at Preston Avenue and Arlington Street in Winnipeg’s Wolseley neighbourhood and four townhouses on the north-west corner of Evanson Street and Preston Avenue.
The co-op's design both reflects the scale and character of the homes in this well-established community and exceeds Canadian standards for environmental sustainability. The co-operative is committed to providing affordable housing, is open to individuals and families, and is pet-friendly and smoke-free.
Click here for information on how to join.