The Right to Coalition has sent a letter to The Honourable Ahmed Husssen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development for the Government of Canada outlining the Coalition’s concerns re federal support for the proposed Starlight Investments redevelopment project. The Coalition is asking all levels of government to re-think support for this project in light […]
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Ian Froese CBC News · Mar 29, 2021 The Manitoba government boasted Monday of halving the wait-list of 9,000 households seeking subsidized housing units, but one housing advocate says nobody should assume the crisis in affordable places to live has been solved. Read more.
Families Minister Rochelle Squires announced at a news conference today that the Manitoba Housing wait-list for affordable housing units is now half as long as before – with about 4,600 applicants waiting. Kirsten Bernas of the Right to Housing Coalition cautioned that the crisis in affordable housing is far from over with little increase in […]
This research turned to ten other Canadian cities to ask how municipal housing departments supported the creation of affordable rental housing, and how much staff capacity was dedicated to that effort. It was surprising to find that every surveyed city (except Winnipeg) had an affordable housing strategy, and that planning documents consistently cited the creation […]
At a time when the Manitoba Government is urging people to stay in their homes to protect public health, the Government has lifted its ban on evictions. The ban was put in place in the spring, when Manitoba had one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the country. The ban was removed just as […]
“Above-guideline increases ‘silent driver’ of housing affordability crisis”
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“While 9,000 people are waiting, there are 1,700 units empty, housing advocate says.”
Manitobans who collected emergency federal pandemic payments on top of provincial social assistance are scrambling to try to stop their benefits from being cut off.
“The full-time Housing First worker at West Central Women’s Resource Centre in Winnipeg has been busy in the lead up to Oct. 1, when COVID-19 pandemic-related protections for renters will no longer be in effect.”