Thursday, October 5th 12-12:30 pm
MP Dan Vandal’s Constituency Office
213 St Mary’s Road
Bring a sign in support of social housing!
Canada is in crisis: tens of thousands of people are homeless and hundreds of thousands are struggling to afford rising rents. In Winnipeg, over 1,200 people are experiencing homelessness and almost 1 in 4 renter households are in core housing need – unable to find an affordable home which is large enough for their household and in good repair. Some groups are harder hit than others. Women-led single parent households, racialized and newcomer families, people with disabilities, and First Nations, Metis, and Inuit households are over-represented in core housing need.
On Thursday, October 5th people across Canada will call on Prime Minister Trudeau and the Canadian government to take action to solve the housing and homelessness crisis by funding social housing. Join us!
Despite allocating more than $10 billion dollars in grants and loans in its first five years, the 2017 National Housing Strategy has yielded minimal genuinely affordable housing for individuals with low incomes. Only 3% of units funded through the Strategy’s largest program are affordable to low-income households.
It’s crucial for the federal government to invest in social housing, ensuring rents do not exceed 30% of a tenant’s income. Manitoba alone needs 10,000 units of housing where rents are geared to income over the next decade. Join with us to demand a real solution to the housing crisis.
This action joins others taking place on October 5th in communities across Canada answering the call to action of the national Social Housing and Human Rights initiative. For more information on this initiative visit: www.mra-mb.ca/social-housing-and-human-rights