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 […]
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When the temperature drops below -30 C overnight, Sean will be safe and warm inside Main Street Project, having traded a bus shack for a shelter bed two nights ago after the cold snap descended on southern Manitoba.
Affordable housebuilding in England barely increased last year, rising just 1% and falling nearly 90,000 homes short of the number the country is estimated to need to escape the housing crisis, official data shows.
Ontario has issued its second moratorium on residential evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, but critics say the wording of the emergency order has created more confusion and may leave some tenants vulnerable.
Eviction bans in England and Wales have been extended, following a similar move in Scotland on Thursday. The move will mean eviction notices – which could have started again on Monday – will not be served for six weeks in England and longer in Wales. Current restrictions were due to end on Monday, but charities […]
The Legislature, addressing hardship caused by the pandemic, convened an unusual special session between Christmas and New Year’s to pass the measure. What makes New York’s new law exceptional is its reach: It eases the process for tenants and small landlords to claim financial hardships and eliminates hurdles for disabled and older homeowners to renew […]
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.
WINNIPEG — A Manitoba-based poverty advocate is calling on the provincial government to reinstate a ban on evictions. Read full CTV story here.
“Above-guideline increases ‘silent driver’ of housing affordability crisis”