Two-thousand public rental suites vacant due to low repair budget

By Danielle Da Silva

Winnipeg Free Press

January 4, 2024

More than 2,000 publicly owned, subsidized rental units across Manitoba are unoccupied amid a housing and homelessness crisis, with advocates blaming measly repair budgets for the vacancies.

As many as 1,090 Winnipeg-area apartments and units owned by Manitoba Housing were vacant as of the end of December, the provincial government said.

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