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.
General News of the Coalition – Meetings, Advance Notices, Upcoming Events, etc
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 […]
CBC Manitoba news report indicates the Province has sold off 94 Manitoba Housing properties since 2016. Read here
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba Office has released a new report “Making Space for Change: The Story of Manitoba’s Rent Assist Benefit” authored by Josh Brandon and Jesse Hajer. This paper documents some of the organizing history leading up to implementation of the Rent Assist benefit, precursors and provincial policy context from which […]
On June 11, 2019 the Province of Manitoba and the federal government signed onto the bilateral housing agreement that will get more money flowing into Manitoba for housing. What type of housing, how much it will costs, where it will be has yet to be all released but here are some articles and summaries covering […]
CBC Manitoba reports that Manitoba Housing, the provincial agency responsible for Manitoba’s stock of subsidized housing, wants to transfer day-to-day management of 1,000 housing units to community-based organizations over the next year, according to a presentation prepared for Manitoba Housing leadership. See CBC coverage here
In March 2019, the Province of Manitoba released its renewed poverty reduction strategy, Pathways to a Better Future: Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, followed by a provincial budget. Make Poverty History Manitoba says the renewed poverty reduction strategy and the 2019 budget did not live up to expectations. Read the report here