At a National Housing Day event held in Winnipeg and hosted by the Right to Housing Coalition on November 17th, the report, Building a Community Asset: The Ongoing Need for Social Housing in Manitoba by Josh Brandon, Community Animator at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg was released. Click here to read the report.
Housing Resources including a ‘Primer’, Publications and Links to external housing resources.
On Wednesday, October 12th at the Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY), the Winnipeg Plan to End Youth Homelessness named “Here and Now” was released. The goal of Here and Now is to develop the shared vision, action framework, and grounding principles needed for effective systems’ integration, policy and program alignment, and collaboration between all community […]
On October 11, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) submitted its response to the federal government. Entitled “Housing At A Crossroads: CHRA’s Vision for the Next Generation of Housing Policy in Canada”, this report contains 24 specific recommendations to improve national housing policy in Canada. Read this report and recommendations here.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Big City Mayors’ Caucus announced their principles for the National Housing Strategy at the Toronto Housing Summit which brought together federal, provincial and municipal leaders and over 200 representatives of non-profit, co-operative and private sector organizations, as well as residents and housing experts.
The Federal Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition has released its submission to the Federal Budget 2017 Consultation. Using data and trends from Manitoba, Right to Housing calls for a ten-year commitment of funding for RGI, social and affordable housing units, a commitment to rental construction tax policy that supports new builds in the […]
At a press conference on Parliament Hill on February 4th, CHRA and a coalition of six other housing sector leaders released a joint statement, Affordable housing: a foundation for social inclusion in anticipation of the federal budget. Sector leaders call on the government to include the following components in its upcoming federal budget: protect and […]
The Winnipeg Street Census was conducted in Winnipeg on October 25/26th. Almost 300 volunteers met with a huge variety of people living in emergency shelters, temporarily with friends and relatives, under bridges and at other temporary spaces. Here is the link for more information on the census and the final report. http://streetcensuswpg.ca/index.php/homelessness-in-winnipeg/
A new book launched in Winnipeg October 21st and edited by Josh Brandon and Jim Silver uses Winnipeg as an example to examine the circumstances of low-income people who are forced to live in poor housing. The book argues that the private, for-profit housing market does not and cannot meet the housing needs of low-income […]
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba Office, has released a report on core housing need in Canada. Authored by Sarah Cooper and Ian Skelton the report draws attention to the need for a reactivated social housing sector and contributes to the growing discussion on social housing in Canada.
The September 14th Fast Facts from the Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is titled “Why Canada Needs a Real Housing Policy” and is written by Tim Sale, currently the chair of the federal working group of the Right to Housing Coalition. Click here to see article