The Winnipeg Street Census was conducted in Winnipeg on October 25/26th. Almost 300 volunteers met with a huge variety of people living in emergency shelters, temporarily with friends and relatives, under bridges and at other temporary spaces. Here is the link for more information on the census and the final report. http://streetcensuswpg.ca/index.php/homelessness-in-winnipeg/
Publications in the Coalition’s Archive relating to Housing Policy
A new book launched in Winnipeg October 21st and edited by Josh Brandon and Jim Silver uses Winnipeg as an example to examine the circumstances of low-income people who are forced to live in poor housing. The book argues that the private, for-profit housing market does not and cannot meet the housing needs of low-income […]
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba Office, has released a report on core housing need in Canada. Authored by Sarah Cooper and Ian Skelton the report draws attention to the need for a reactivated social housing sector and contributes to the growing discussion on social housing in Canada.
The September 14th Fast Facts from the Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is titled “Why Canada Needs a Real Housing Policy” and is written by Tim Sale, currently the chair of the federal working group of the Right to Housing Coalition. Click here to see article
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has launched a new report on the growing housing crisis in Canada, Built to Last: Strengthening the Foundations of Housing in Canada. The report makes the definitive case for all orders of government to partner on a long-term strategy to fix the serious cracks in our housing system. The […]
A new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report (October 2014) provides a blueprint for addressing the global affordable housing challenge. The report recommends four approaches that used in concert could reduce the cost of affordable housing by 20 to 50 percent and substantially narrow the affordable housing gap by 2025. These largely market-oriented solutions—lowering the cost […]
Published by the Housing Services Corporation, this guide provides a high-level overview of Canadian social and affordable housing, providing historical background and a snapshot of social housing administration by province/territory Click here to read the full report..
The Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg has released a best practices research report “Holding On!: Supporting Successful Tenancies for the Hard to House”. This report is a review of housing retention practices across Canada, with a model framework. The report assembles a preliminary examination of eviction prevention approaches used across Canada (also known […]
The Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a revised report on Winnipeg and Manitoba Housing data.
Clark Brownlee, Coordinator of the Right to Housing Coalition, has outlined the work of the Coalition last year in its 2014 Annual Report released February 5, 2015. Advocacy work focused at the three levels of government is summarized. Fifty organizations officially support the Coalition’s efforts. Click below to read the report and visit Coalition’s website […]