February 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Updated: February 19, 2019 4:44 pm

New transitional housing in Winnipeg’s French quarter for francophone immigrants

Property manager Boris Ntambwe enjoys welcoming immigrants to their new home in Winnipeg in a handout photo.

Abri Marguerite Organization

Winnipeg’s French quarter has a new place for francophone immigrants and refugees to stay while they are getting settled into daily life in Canada.

A historic home with several suites has just opened in the neighbourhood of St. Boniface.

The home is owned by the non-profit organization Abri Marguerite that offers housing options to people in need.

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The new long-term residence is divided into four one-bedroom suites and one two-bedroom suite.

It is rented at low cost to families for several months, while they get settled, look for work and find more permanent housing.

Manitoba’s francophone community has been working hard to attract more immigrants from French-speaking countries.

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