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 […]
Coalition in the Media
References to the Coalition in the Media
“Above-guideline increases ‘silent driver’ of housing affordability crisis”
“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.”
The Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development will receive a 236-page report by the University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies at its meeting on June 13th titled “City of Winnipeg Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment”. The report calls for the City to take on a greater role in addressing affordable […]
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 hosted a community forum on February 18th to discuss the current state of and solutions for affordable housing in Manitoba. Read the Winnipeg Free Press’s coverage here.
On June 11, 2019 the Province of Manitoba and the federal government signed onto the bilateral housing agreement that will get more money flowing into Manitoba for housing. What type of housing, how much it will costs, where it will be has yet to be all released but here are some articles and summaries covering […]