The Coalition advocates for increased federal government involvement in housing in the following areas:
– protecting and enhancing social housing in Canada
– increasing rental housing production
– supporting a funded national housing strategy.
Below are actions taken by the Coalition regarding federal involvement.
The Right to Housing Coalition is concerned that millions in federal dollars that could make its way to Manitoba is sitting on a negotiating table rather than benefitting thousands of people in Manitoba who urgently need decent affordable housing. The Government of Manitoba has yet to negotiate a bilateral agreement to bring new federal housing […]
With this analysis, the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg and the Right to Housing Coalition examine exactly what the federal government is offering and how we in Manitoba can best capitalize on the plan. Finally-a-National-Housing-Strategy.2018.03
Tyler Pearce, currently chair of the Right to Housing Coalition’s Federal Working Group, speaks out about the federal government’s commitment to affordable housing in the latest federal budget in an article in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 27th. Read article
Click here to read Right to Housing Coalition’s submission re the National Housing Strategy Consultation.
Right to Housing is encouraging its supporters and members to complete the National Housing Strategy survey, accessible online at letstalkhousing.ca. Let’s demonstrate that housing matters to Canadians and show a groundswell of support for a renewed federal presence on the national stage. Click here to read more.
The Federal Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition has released its submission to the Federal Budget 2017 Consultation. Using data and trends from Manitoba, Right to Housing calls for a ten-year commitment of funding for RGI, social and affordable housing units, a commitment to rental construction tax policy that supports new builds in the […]
Read article in July 4th’s Winnipeg Free Press written by Tyler Pearce, Chairperson of the Coalition’s Federal Working Group regarding a national housing strategy. National housing strategy long overdue
The federal Court of Appeal in a ruling on August 14th, 2015 agrees that the federal government failed to adequately consult with Treaty 1 First Nations over the sale of Kapyong Barracks, the old military base in Winnipeg that has sat empty since 2004. See the following link for media coverage: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/first-nations-not-consulted-on-kapyong-barracks-sale-court-rules-1.3192485 Click here to read […]
On Monday June 22nd the Right to Housing Coalition launched its campaign to make housing an issue in the federal election this fall. The Coalition has developed a brief Housing for All Manitobans with proposals for policy changes to re-engage the federal government in the provision of social housing and to enhance private sector […]