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.
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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 […]
CBC Manitoba reports that Manitoba Housing, the provincial agency responsible for Manitoba’s stock of subsidized housing, wants to transfer day-to-day management of 1,000 housing units to community-based organizations over the next year, according to a presentation prepared for Manitoba Housing leadership. See CBC coverage here
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Read CBC article about vacant Manitoba Housing highrise at 185 Smith Street. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-housing-downtown-winnipeg-closed-1.4097208
Read article in July 4th’s Winnipeg Free Press written by Tyler Pearce, Chairperson of the Coalition’s Federal Working Group regarding a national housing strategy. National housing strategy long overdue
The Winnipeg Free Press has published an op-ed regarding housing policy written by Clark Brownlee and Laura Rempel of the Coalition. Entitled “Ask_them_about_Manitoba’s_Poorly_housed” the commentary highlights housing issues for low income Manitobans and political party responses to community concerns regarding low income housing heard during the provincial election campaign.
See the coverage of Right to Housing Coalition’s policy launch (see June 22nd post) Winnipeg Free Press CBC Manitoba