The Right to Housing Coalition has put forward A Social Housing Action Plan for Manitoba that pulls together solutions based on decades of research and consultation. The Coalition is calling on all political parties in the 2023 provincial election to commit to implementing a social housing action plan that features the five key pillars in the plan. […]
Publications in the Coalition’s Archive relating to Housing Policy
Today, a new report comparing housing charges (rents) in co-op housing with rents in similar private market rental buildings shows that rent trends in non-profit co-op housing differs dramatically from that of the private rental sector, where rents have increased nationally by 11 percent in the last year alone. The report found that housing charges […]
Findings from the 2022 Winnipeg Street Census have been released. Click here
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 […]
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.