General News of the Coalition – Meetings, Advance Notices, Upcoming Events, etc
In Ottawa on Tuesday, August 14th the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness joined fellow advocates to release an open letter urging the Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing by enshrining that right in upcoming National Housing Strategy legislation. See CBC coverage
CBC coverage of challenges facing Lions Place residents experiencing rent hikes with the end of the federal 35-mortgage and rent subsidy agreement.
This report, endorsed by more than 90 organizations, calls on Winnipeg’s Mayor to be a champion for poverty reduction and commit to leading the development of a comprehensive poverty reduction plan. Up to 107,000 Winnipeggers are living in poverty. The community-based plan offers fifty recommendations that the City can implement as part of its own […]
April 12, 2018 News Release: Housing advocates are very concerned about the Manitoba government’s decision to once again increase housing costs for people living with low incomes. Later this year low-income households will be expected to pay 30% of their income on shelter costs. This builds on last year’s decision to raise the threshold from […]
The Manitoba government has endorsed a multilateral Housing Partnership Framework at a meeting of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial ministers in Toronto on April 9, 2018. Families Minister Scott Fielding indicated that the federal framework will help support the new provincial housing strategy. Click here for news release.
The federal government through the National Housing Strategy will invest $500 million over 10 years for a new Federal Community Housing Initiative to protect affordability for tenants and stabilize the operations of some 55,000 units of federally administered community housing projects. Under phase I of the Federal Community Housing Initiative, federally administered community housing providers with long-term operating agreements […]
Read Right to Housing Coalition’s analysis of the recent Manitoba Budget. budget analysis
With this analysis, the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg and the Right to Housing Coalition examine exactly what the federal government is offering and how we in Manitoba can best capitalize on the plan. Finally-a-National-Housing-Strategy.2018.03
See opinion piece in the Winnipeg Free Press written by Kirsten Bernas and Sarah Cooper of the Right to Housing Coalition regarding current dangers to public housing in Manitoba.