Ronald D. Kneebone and Margarita Wilkins from the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy released a report in July on the disproportionate impact that high inflation rates have on low-income individuals and families. Canadians who rely on social assistance face a major economic risk with high inflation threatening to cause them to endure a […]
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We have the chance to guarantee the human right to housing – rather than a real-life game of Monopoly. We must take it By Leilani Farha The Guardian Two years ago, when Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, I had a strange sense of optimism. I wondered if this crisis might be one of opportunity, rather […]
By Sam Bowman The Guardian January 17, 2022 If you could wave a magic wand and fix one modern ill, what would it be? Inequality? Pollution? Intergenerational unfairness? The decline of the high street? Suburban ennui? What if you didn’t have to pick, because there was one social problem that lay at the root of […]
End Homelessness Winnipeg releases the 2021 Interim Street Census Community Report offering a limited, time-specific glimpse of homelessness in Winnipeg with the goal of helping to better understand homelessness in Winnipeg.
The culmination of a 5-year study based on interviews with recently arrived former refugees finds that securing good housing is a key part of successful settlement. However, a tight rental housing market, insufficient financial support and limited supply of public housing means many are barely making ends meet, making resettlement challenging. Putting Home at the […]
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 […]
Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released an independent analysis of the federal government’s spending to address Indigenous housing needs in urban, rural and northern areas showing that there is a $636 million annual gap between what Indigenous households in urban, rural and northern areas can afford to pay for adequate shelter, and the cost of obtaining […]
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Manitoba office explores the understanding of people with lived experience of housing instability and homelessness in order to deepen awareness and improve conditions for people in Northern Manitoba. You can read the study here.
A new report from Australia argues that without control of COVID-19 and the associated health risks, there can be no recovery for the Australian economy. Housing is at the frontline of interventions—and, as such, is a potential weakness in the recovery. Read more here.
The Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released a report written by Doug Smith that looks at the impact of the sale of public housing in three jurisdictions that were cited in the KPMG report on public housing that is influencing housing policy at the provincial level.