The Coalition advocates that the City of Winnipeg play a stronger role to increase the supply of affordable rental housing
Below are positions taken by the Coalition regarding municipal involvement.
The Right to Coalition has sent a letter to The Honourable Ahmed Husssen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development for the Government of Canada outlining the Coalition’s concerns re federal support for the proposed Starlight Investments redevelopment project. The Coalition is asking all levels of government to re-think support for this project in light […]
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 […]
The Right to Housing Coalition wants the lack of affordable housing in Winnipeg to be an important issue in the upcoming civic election. We need the next Mayor and Council of our city to understand that housing is city business and to provide leadership to increase the city’s involvement in affordable housing initiatives. The Coalition’s […]
Our Coalition presented its brief to the Winnipeg Housing Steering Committee Meeting on April 14th about the proposed Housing Implementation Plan for the City. The Steering Committee approved that the Implementation Plan be sent to the Executive Policy Committee, the next step in the approval process. Links to the Implementation Plan and the Coalition’s brief […]
In 2012 the Coalition welcomed the City’s decision to revise the mandate of the Winnipeg Housing Steering Committee to work with the Federal and Provincial governments and representatives of the private and nonprofit sectors, to develop an affordable housing strategy for Winnipeg. The Coalition repeated its message to the City in a brief in July […]
The Coalition advocates that the City of Winnipeg play a stronger role to increase the supply of affordable rental housing. In a March 2010 position paper presented to the Winnipeg Housing Steering Committee (a committee of City Council), Right to Housing advocated for an expanded role for the City of Winnipeg through implementation of an […]