Drop the Stereotypes and deal with the real problem

By Jim Silver First published in the Winnipeg Free Press September 28, 2018 In August the Free Press published an article (Safety complaints at Lord Selkirk Park, Aug. 24, 2018) that painted a very negative picture of Lord… Read More

Should the City of Winnipeg subsidize high-end housing downtown?

By Shauna MacKinnon On Thursday September 20, Winnipeg City Council will vote on a motion to clear the way for True North Square (TNS) to receive an $8 million subsidy through the City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program…. Read More

Subsidized Housing With Supports Needs More Supports: Lesson from WestEnd Commons

By Jess Klassen Stable and affordable housing is a central component in improving people’s quality of life. In light of a severe housing shortage facing low-income renters, it is clear that Manitoba has work to do to ensure… Read More

Public housing plays an essential role in Manitoba’s housing system

By Sara Cooper Public housing plays an essential role in Manitoba’s housing system. It provides a specific form of housing: housing that has been removed from the market by focusing on its use as a home, rather than… Read More

Response to Premier’s bike tour from Selkirk to Peguis First Nation

Premier Brian Pallister announced will be riding his bicycle from the St Peter’s Reserve (Selkirk) to Peguis First Nation this June 16 – 17 to recognize the 200th anniversary of the Selkirk Treaty. This blog summarizes the responses by… Read More

Budget 2017: A step back on social housing

By Kirsten Bernas Budget 2017 provides $150M less for the development and maintenance of social and affordable housing compared to last year’s budget. Groups like the Right to Housing Coalition are concerned that this will increase homelessness and… Read More

Housing advocates look to provincial budget for action

By Kirsten Bernas Manitobans should have access to housing but, at any given time, there are about 1,400 people experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg alone.  Many others live under threat of homelessness, paying the rent with money needed for food and other basic needs.

Winnipeg Women speak out on Homelessness

Artwork by Jackie Traverse By Jenna Drabble This winter, a 53 year-old woman died overnight in minus 32-degree temperatures, frozen to death on the streets of downtown Winnipeg. This tragic and preventable loss serves as a reminder of… Read More

Manitoba municipalities struggle to meet housing needs: Mayors

Molly McCracken, CCPA-MB Director moderating panel at Municipal housing event.  Photo credit – Bailey Hildebrand-Russell By Bailey Hildebrand-Russell Cities and towns across the province are learning to work within their unique economic climates and available policy tools to… Read More

Aboriginal Homelessness in Flin Flon Manitoba

Report by Evelyn Peters and Shelly Craig While it is widely recognized that Aboriginal people are over-represented in the urban homeless population, most research has focused on Aboriginal homelessness in metropolitan areas. Very little attention has been paid… Read More