By Doug Smith The February 2021 revelation that the federal government was unable to build a single unit of low-income Indigenous housing in 2019-20 is a clear reminder that the federal government’s housing strategy is long on promises and short on delivery. According to the Urban, Rural, and Northern Indigenous Housing report prepared by the […]
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The Manitoba government is providing $2.56 million to the Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association (MNPHA) for projects in Winnipeg over the next two years with community partners to transition homeless people into stable housing environments, Families Minister Rochelle Squires announced at a news conference on March 2, 2021. News Release
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 […]
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.