Province suspends sale of 19 public housing properties

Housing Minister Bernadette Smith has announced that 19 Manitoba Housing properties with 35 units  that were recommended to be sold under the former Progressive Conservative government, have been temporarily taken off the market.

Right to Housing Coalition provincial chair Kirsten Bernas applauded the NDP government for backing down on selling the units, at least in the near term.

“It’s the right thing to do,” said Bernas. “For us, as a coalition, we don’t want to see Manitoba Housing lose any more of its public housing assets. We have a severe shortage of social housing in Manitoba right now.”

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Winnipeg Free Press article