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.
Housing Resources including a ‘Primer’, Publications and Links to external housing resources.
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
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has launched a new report on the growing housing crisis in Canada, Built to Last: Strengthening the Foundations of Housing in Canada. The report makes the definitive case for all orders of government to partner on a long-term strategy to fix the serious cracks in our housing system. The […]
A new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report (October 2014) provides a blueprint for addressing the global affordable housing challenge. The report recommends four approaches that used in concert could reduce the cost of affordable housing by 20 to 50 percent and substantially narrow the affordable housing gap by 2025. These largely market-oriented solutions—lowering the cost […]