In the early 1970s, many individuals and community agencies began to voice their concerns regarding the amount of adequate housing that was available and accessible to young persons living with physical disabilities. At that time, many young Manitobans with physical disabilities were living in personal care homes, in institutions, in room and board situations, or with their parents. These environments limited their ability to plan and take control over their own lives.
As a result of these concerns, Luther Home Corporation, the Manitoba Division of the Canadian Paraplegic Association (now Spinal Cord Injury Manitoba), other community groups, and individual champions joined together to explore housing models that would meet the needs they had identified. The outcome was the formation of Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc., an organization designed to meet the needs of individuals searching for accessible housing. The apartments at 1010 Sinclair Street opened in July of 1975.
The early planners of 1010 Sinclair Street wished to ensure that Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc. as an organization would be flexible in response to changing tenant and community needs. Today, we continue to be a driving force in the development of accessible community housing, and remain committed to making housing and services available to Manitobans living with physical disabilities.