U-Haul Helps Displaced Residents In Winnipeg

Posted by Modern Storage Media on May 13, 2024 11:44:20 AM

A city-issued evacuation order for an apartment building in Winnipeg, Canada due to concerns of collapse resulting from structural problems has left many residents with moving trucks full of personal belongings and nowhere to go. In response, U-Haul Company of Central Canada is offering 30 days of free self-storage to the 250 tenants of the Birchwood Terrace complex.


“We want the city and the displaced tenants to know we are here to support them,” said U-Haul Company of Central Canada President Ryan Pearson. The 30-day free offer applies to new storage rentals and is based on availability at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Notre Dame. 


Speaking at a health-care announcement in Carberry on May 10, Canada's Premier, Wab Kinew, said the province will also be able to help if needed, ensuring medical services are covered, such as prescriptions or missing health cards. “Our government is in there as a supporting capacity right now, and we’ll be there in the long-term.”


According to media sources in the area, residents of the apartment building were notified that their leases were terminated and that they would be receiving compensation of approximately $2,000 per person to cover their damage deposits and May rent. The displaced residents will not be able to return to their apartments until repairs are completed at a later, undetermined date.



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