The Coalition advocates for increased provincial government involvement in housing in the following areas:
– increased investment in both the supply and the quality of social housing
– increased investment in affordable rental housing
– raising Employment and Income Assistance rates.
Below are actions taken by the Coalition regarding provincial involvement.
The Pallister government plans to sell our public housing. We need your help to tell the Province we want to Keep Public Housing Public. R2Housing_Poster Backgrounder
In a recent article in the Winnipeg Free Press, Sarah Cooper and Shauna MacKinnon, both members of the Right to Housing Coalition, advocate for increased support for low income renters in our province during the COVID-19 crisis as well as increased government investment in housing when the crisis subsides. Media coverage around the need for […]
Today The Right to Housing Coalition and Make Poverty History called on the Province of Manitoba to ensure no tenant is evicted from their home or experiences utility disconnections effective immediately. Manitoba should join other jurisdictions across Canada and around the world that have taken leadership in this area. Emergency rental support through an immediate […]
The Right to Housing Coalition is concerned that millions in federal dollars that could make its way to Manitoba is sitting on a negotiating table rather than benefitting thousands of people in Manitoba who urgently need decent affordable housing. The Government of Manitoba has yet to negotiate a bilateral agreement to bring new federal housing […]
Read Right to Housing’s Submission regarding the Province’s 2019 Budget Consultations.
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 […]
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
Sarah Cooper is a CCPA-MB research associate and a Right to Housing member. She is currently completing her PhD in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sarah examines the risks and real dangers to Manitoba’s low-income housing including the end of operating agreements for low-income housing providers. Public Housing […]
Kirsten Bernas, Chair of the Provincial Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition, Research and Policy Manager at CCEDNet Manitoba and a CCPA Manitoba Research Associate provides an analysis of housing measures in the the recent 2017 Provincial Budget. Read more