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
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.
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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