Keys Presented to First Family in MMF’s First Time Home Buyers Program
May 13, 2019
Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) along with the Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC), presented the house keys to one of the first families to purchase a home through the First Time Home Buyers Program.
“Home ownership provides an important head start,” said David Chartrand, President of the MMF. “Our People work hard, yet many struggle and live paycheque to paycheque. They work hard to pay rent. They work hard to pay somebody else’s mortgage. This Program gives them an opportunity to own a home, to invest in their own future, and to build equity.”
The First Time Home Buyers Program was established to provide assistance for down payments and closing costs. The Program makes home ownership a reality for those rural and urban Métis Citizens who up until now were not able to save up the required funds to purchase a home.
“The Manitoba Métis are a proud, hard-working People,” added the MMF’s Minister of Housing, Will Goodon. “As a People we were Canada’s negotiating partners in Confederation. For this role we were promised 1.4 million acres of land. But this promise was broken and we were dispossessed from our homes and lands. This Program revives the promise. I am proud to be able to share this moment, to be able to help individual families realize the dream of home ownership along with the promise of security it brings.”
The purpose of the Program is to give Métis Citizens a head start by helping them with the purchase of their first home. The program reduces barriers to mortgage financing while enhancing flexibility in the choice of housing along with connecting eligible Citizens with professionals to assist with all closing costs and contracts.
“The significance of this occasion and program cannot be overstated,” said President Chartrand. “Today we are empowering our Métis community Citizens to help reclaim their rightful place in Manitoba as land-owners and as leaders.”
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The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.
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