The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a paper on “How affordable is affordable housing?” The paper describes current affordable housing challenges in Manitoba particularly in the rental market. Click here to see the November 2014 paper.
Publications in the Coalition’s Archive relating to Housing Policy
The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014 is Homeless Hub Paper #5 written by Stephen Gaetz, Tanya Gulliver & Tim Richter. The Homeless Hub (www.homelesshub.ca) is a web-based research library and resource centre, supported by the Canadian Homelessness Research Network. The Homeless Hub Paper Series is a Canadian Observatory on Homelessness initiative to highlight the work of […]
The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) depicts Canada’s core housing need in a new infographic based on CMHC’s release “The Geography of Core Housing Need in 2011.” CMHC Research Highlight – released October 2014. This Research Highlight examines housing conditions and core housing need in 2011 based on data from the 2011 National Household Survey. […]
CHRA releases Report “Housing For All: Sustaining and Renewing Social Housing for Low-Income Households
The Report ushers in a new plan for the revitalization of social housing in Canada, in the wake of expiring federal funding through operating agreements. The Report proposes to do things differently – to build an efficient, self-sustaining and innovative system of social housing in Canada. Three broad recommendations are articulated; two new investment streams, […]
Winnipeg’s Community Task Force to End Homelessness has released The Plan To End Homelessness in Winnipeg. One of the focus areas of the plan is to increase the supply and availability of housing to combat Winnipeg’s low vacancy rate, including the ultimate creation of 7500 affordable housing units.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has released its April 2014 Rental Market Report. Click here to see Manitoba Highlights. The Winnipeg Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) recorded an apartment vacancy rate of 2 per cent in April 2014 compared to 1.9 per cent in the previous year.
The Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives launched its Alternative Municipal Budget Winnipeg 2014 on April 29th at the Winnipeg Public Library. 2014 is an election year in Winnipeg and this Alternative Municipal Budget is meant to stimulate discussion around some of the important concerns facing our city including affordable housing.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada has released the final results of the At Home/Chez Soi research demonstration project, which examined Housing First as a means of ending homelessness for people living with mental illness in Canada. The project followed more than 2,000 participants for two years, and was the world’s largest trial of Housing First, […]
CCPA-Manitoba compiles an annual update of housing data from a number of sources including Statistics Canada, CMHC, and the Province of Manitoba. This year’s update is the first to include data from the 2011 National Household Survey. To see the update click on the CCPA logo.
CMHC’s 2013 Housing Observer provides a range of updated housing data and analysis. Chapter 6 in the report provides recent trends in housing affordability and core housing need.