Tiny Homes a Big Part of MMF Strategy Protecting Metis Citizens From COVID-19

April 2, 2020

Winnipeg, MB - The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Housing Department is making available five mobile tiny homes for emergencies in villages or towns where families or family members need to self-isolate due to COVID-19.

The first three tiny homes are now in Manitoba and are being completely equipped with furniture, housewares, and grocery staples.

"In light of the pandemic and health crisis facing all Canadians, your Metis Government is taking proactive steps to protect our Metis Citizens no matter where they live," said Will Goodon, MMF Minister of Housing and Property Management. "The first three will be dispatched to our rural and northern regions as soon as possible. These three will be stored in Swan River, The Pas, and Thompson."

The ability to move the tiny homes at a moment's notice makes them valuable when and if any cases or needs arise in any of our small Metis communities. The next two tiny homes are en-route and will be assigned to locations that will make them quickly available.
In addition, Métis N4 Construction, a Manitoba Metis Government-owned company under the direction of MMF Minister Jack Park, is mobilizing two secure 48-bed camps as fully-accessible health facilities as part of a larger action of community supports for people entering self-isolation and for those with special needs.

"The Manitoba Metis Government is taking this crisis very seriously and we are all working together," said Minister Park. "If and when the need is there, our new health facilities will be ready. We have a team currently working on intake criteria for both the tiny homes and the health facilities because we need to be ready for what could be coming."

 


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