The Coalition advocates for increased provincial government involvement in housing in the following areas:
– increased investment in both the supply and the quality of social housing
– increased investment in affordable rental housing
– raising Employment and Income Assistance rates.
Below are actions taken by the Coalition regarding provincial involvement.
The Right to Housing Coalition has put forward A Social Housing Action Plan for Manitoba that pulls together solutions based on decades of research and consultation. The Coalition is calling on all political parties in the 2023 provincial election to commit to implementing a social housing action plan that features the five key pillars in the plan. […]
Kirsten Bernas, Chair of the Coalition’s Provincial Working Group says provincial government plans to spend $67 million to support Manitoba Housing repair projects is a drop in the bucket compared to what’s needed. Read CBC article here. Government news release here
The Right to Housing Coalition along with Make Poverty History is responding to the recent announcement of an increase to the Basic Needs Benefit under the Province’s income assistance program (EIA) for Manitobans. While the increase is helpful, the additional $50 per month will bring EIA recipients’ income up to 47% of the poverty line. […]
Families Minister Rochelle Squires announced at a news conference today that the Manitoba Housing wait-list for affordable housing units is now half as long as before – with about 4,600 applicants waiting. Kirsten Bernas of the Right to Housing Coalition cautioned that the crisis in affordable housing is far from over with little increase in […]
At a time when the Manitoba Government is urging people to stay in their homes to protect public health, the Government has lifted its ban on evictions. The ban was put in place in the spring, when Manitoba had one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the country. The ban was removed just as […]
The Pallister government is selling our public housing. This will leave a legacy of poverty and homelessness across the Province. We need your help to stop this. 1. SIGN UP to support the Campaign 2. EMAIL the Premier, Minister of Housing, and your MLA 3. SHARE the campaign on social media: [DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Learn more: check […]
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 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 […]
Read Right to Housing’s Submission regarding the Province’s 2019 Budget Consultations.