VILLA FEL RODRIGUEZ
The FILCASA Housing Co-op received funding through the Manitoba Housing/ CMHC Private
Non-Profit Program as well as grant assistance from the Winnipeg Core Area Initiative, the
Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage & Recreation and the Manitoba Heritage
Federation Inc. to construct 29 units of seniors/family non-profit housing.
In addition to providing affordable housing, FILCASA Housing Co-op accomplished the
rehabilitation and conversion of the long vacant, historically designated "Normal
School" which was originally constructed in 1905. Restoration of this landmark was a
major undertaking which has earned this project awards under the 1992 Heritage
Preservation Award Program.
All suites within the building are designated for core need thereby providing much
needed assistance to households of modest income.
The building was recently renamed in honour of the recently departed founding President
of the Filcasa Housing Co-op, Mr Fel Rodriguez.
(Historic Conversion Award Winner)