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The United Church of Canada presented a cheque to the Downtown Mission on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (Rob Hindi / AM800)

WINDSOR -- A transitional housing project in central Windsor has received a $50,000 boost.

The United Church of Canada presented a cheque to the Downtown Mission on Monday.

The money will help pay to turn the current Central Library's second storey into 30 housing units when the mission gains control of the building in February.

Work at 850 Ouellette Ave. is scheduled to finish by March 2021.

So far, more than $2 million has been raised for the $9-million project.

The library was forced to move to the Paul Martin building after the city sold the library branch to the Downtown Mission for $3.6 million in 2018.

The original plan was for the library to close on May 18 so the Mission could move in, but the move was delayed until 2020 to complete $1.5 million in renovations at the Paul Martin building.