“The full-time Housing First worker at West Central Women’s Resource Centre in Winnipeg has been busy in the lead up to Oct. 1, when COVID-19 pandemic-related protections for renters will no longer be in effect.”
General News of the Coalition – Meetings, Advance Notices, Upcoming Events, etc
The Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development will receive a 236-page report by the University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies at its meeting on June 13th titled “City of Winnipeg Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment”. The report calls for the City to take on a greater role in addressing affordable […]
Authors Sarah Cooper, Jesse Hajer, and Shayna Plout have written a research report on Rent Assist in Manitoba “Assisting Renters – Manitoba’s Rent Assist in the Context of Canada’s National Housing Strategy”. Link to report here Read CCPA Fast Facts on study
In a recent article in the Winnipeg Free Press, Sarah Cooper and Shauna MacKinnon, both members of the Right to Housing Coalition, advocate for increased support for low income renters in our province during the COVID-19 crisis as well as increased government investment in housing when the crisis subsides. Media coverage around the need for […]
Today The Right to Housing Coalition and Make Poverty History called on the Province of Manitoba to ensure no tenant is evicted from their home or experiences utility disconnections effective immediately. Manitoba should join other jurisdictions across Canada and around the world that have taken leadership in this area. Emergency rental support through an immediate […]
The Right to Housing Coalition hosted a community forum on February 18th to discuss the current state of and solutions for affordable housing in Manitoba. Read the Winnipeg Free Press’s coverage here.
On January 17, 2020 Families Department Minister released a 12 month action plan that outlines 10 priority areas including housing.
Right to Housing issues a press release with our concerns the direction the Manitoba Families Department plans to take regarding housing in its recently released 12-month action plan. Click here to read the press release.
Read Kirsten Bernas and Shauna MacKinnon’s article regarding the sale and transfer of social housing units by Manitoba Housing. Kirsten Bernas is the chair of the provincial working group of the Right to Housing Coalition. Shauna MacKinnon is an associate professor and chair of Urban and Inner-City Studies at the University of Winnipeg, and is a […]