The province is doing public consultations to help plan the upcoming budget. There are a variety of ways you can participate – online survey, email, telephone town halls. The deadline for input is Jan. 31, 2022. Find out more info https://engagemb.ca/budget-2022 Let the province know that we need more social housing that is rent-geared-to-income! To read […]
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On January 11, 2022 The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, alongside the Honourable Rochelle Squires, Manitoba’s Minister of Families, and Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg, announced more than $12.7 million to create an estimated 59 new affordable homes for individuals and families in Winnipeg through the Cities Stream under the expanded Rapid […]
The City of Winnipeg has released its draft Poverty Reduction Strategy that will be considered by the Executive Policy Committee on November 17, 2021. The strategy includes the housing goal “The City Actively Plans for and Partners in Affordable Housing”. The Implementation Plan for Fall 2021 – Spring 2023 includes 5 housing actions.
Read article by Sean Ledwich, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for The Leaf regarding the housing staff shortage at the City of Winnipeg affecting the City’s efforts to increase affordable housing in the city.
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 city of renters has spoken decisively in a referendum that could have a huge impact not just in Germany’s capital but across Europe. Read the story here.
CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS OTTAWA THE CANADIAN PRESS PUBLISHED AUGUST 10, 2021 The federal government has spent less than half of the funding earmarked for a pair of flagship housing programs as the need for affordable homes grows along with a yawning “affordability gap,” says Canada’s budget watchdog. Read more here.
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 […]
LEILANI FARHA AND JULIETA PERUCCA CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL June 16 Core Development Group Ltd. announced this week that it intends to spend $1-billion over the next five years to purchase thousands of single-family homes across Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and British Columbia and offer them as rentals. The Toronto-based company says it […]
At its Annual Meeting on June 13, 2021, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada adopted two resolutions addressing national housing policy. The first called on the federal government to Develop a new non-market housing construction and acquisition program as part of the National Housing Strategy (NHS) in order to develop many new affordable co-op homes. […]