R2H response to 2017 Provincial Budget

Budget 2017 reduces funding available to house low-income Manitobans including the homeless, says the Right to Housing Coalition. Budget 2017 provides $150M less to the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation compared to last year’s budget. “We are concerned that this will increase homelessness and perpetuate the poverty experienced by the thousands of Manitobans who cannot get ahead and enjoy a decent quality of life because they cannot access safe and affordable housing,” says Kirsten Bernas, representative of the Coalition in a press release today.