The Manitoba government recently announced that there will be an increase in income supports for people on EIA. But it has remained silent on its plans to build more social housing.
Will you join us in reaching out to the Premier, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Families?
We are asking to ensure the Homelessness Strategy includes the following initiatives:
- Building 300 net new units of publicly owned rent-geared-to-income housing (social housing) annually for at least 5 years.
- Eliminating the number of social housing units sitting vacant because of previous cuts to Manitoba Housing’s operating budget.
- Increasing the Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Basic Needs Benefit to raise the incomes of all Manitobans to at least 75% of the poverty line.
To help ensure these investments are included in the Homelessness Strategy, send an email to Treasury Board Ministers using our email template today.