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.
April 12, 2018 News Release: Housing advocates are very concerned about the Manitoba government’s decision to once again increase housing costs for people living with low incomes. Later this year low-income households will be expected to pay 30% of their income on shelter costs. This builds on last year’s decision to raise the threshold from […]
Read Right to Housing Coalition’s analysis of the recent Manitoba Budget. budget analysis
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
Sarah Cooper is a CCPA-MB research associate and a Right to Housing member. She is currently completing her PhD in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sarah examines the risks and real dangers to Manitoba’s low-income housing including the end of operating agreements for low-income housing providers. Public Housing […]
Kirsten Bernas, Chair of the Provincial Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition, Research and Policy Manager at CCEDNet Manitoba and a CCPA Manitoba Research Associate provides an analysis of housing measures in the the recent 2017 Provincial Budget. Read more
Read article in today’s Winnipeg Free Press written by Kirsten Bernas, Chair of the Provincial Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition, on the need for a bold vision to address the need for more affordable housing as the Province brings down its budget on Tuesday, April 11th. Affordable housing needs bold vision – […]
At a National Housing Day event held in Winnipeg and hosted by the Right to Housing Coalition on November 17th, the report, Building a Community Asset: The Ongoing Need for Social Housing in Manitoba by Josh Brandon, Community Animator at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg was released. Click here to read the report.
The Provincial Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition has made several recommendations to the Province of Manitoba as it consults with Manitobans on housing needs to develop future priorities of Manitoba Housing. To read the submission click here
Take a look at the Right to Housing Coalition’s submission to the provincial government regarding housing recommendations for the 2017 Budget. 2017 Budget Submission
The Winnipeg Free Press has published an op-ed regarding housing policy written by Clark Brownlee and Laura Rempel of the Coalition. Entitled “Ask_them_about_Manitoba’s_Poorly_housed” the commentary highlights housing issues for low income Manitobans and political party responses to community concerns regarding low income housing heard during the provincial election campaign.