UNSPUN 2019: What About the Environment?

By Heather Fast and Glen Koroluk

New report looks at value of publicly-owned Manitoba Hydro

September 5, 2019

For immediate release (Winnipeg): A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s (CCPA) Manitoba office: Manitoba Hydro, the Long View argues the publicly owned crown corporation offers economic and social benefits that would be lost if the crown were privatized. This sentiment was reflected in the Probe Research poll released on September 4th, in which 68 percent of respondents rejected privatization of Manitoba Hydro.

Increasing Benefits for Low-income Manitoba Renters Through Rent Assist

By Josh Brandon and Jesse Hajer

Housing Needs of Indigenous Women Leaving Intimate Partner Violence in Northern Communities

By Colin Bonnycastle, Judith Hughes, Marleny M. Bonnycastle, Kendra Nixon, and Allison Groening

The problems of intimate partner violence and housing insecurity are independent issues and each worthy of discussion on their own. However, for women in northern communities these issues are often co-occurring. Violence is a major con­tributor to women experiencing homelessness, but the threat of homelessness can be an ever-present concern in a place where access to housing is, in its own right, a challenge. This report outlines the literature and identifies gaps. It is a companion to the qualitative research study Re-establishing their Lives: Issues Relating to Affordable Housing for Women and their Children Escaping Violent Relationships in Northern Manitoba.

Futures Forward Enhancement Project: Qualitative Research of Youth Housing First Pilot Project

By Rachel Antonia Dunsmore

Re-establishing their Lives: Issues Relating to Affordable Housing for Women and their Children Escaping Violent Relationships in Northern Manitoba.

By Allison Groening, Colin Bonnycastle,  Marleny Bonnycastle, Kendra Nixon and Judith Hughes

Clarity Sought in Federal Delay on Portage Place

By Portage Place Community Coalition

Red River College Decision Part of a Pattern of Bad Decision-Making

By Paul Moist and Jim Silver

UNSPUN 2019 Series: Housing and the Manitoba Election

By Kirsten Bernas and Sarah Cooper

Portage Place: Let’s Take Back What’s Ours

The $41 million (in 2019 dollars) in public money invested in Portage Place means that Portage Place is ours. We fought for that money in the 1970s: it was the Inner City Committee for Rail Relocation that struggled for years and won the funding allocated to the Core Area Initiative. The money was supposed to go into affordable housing, daycares, and clinics, but it was taken away from us and it has never “trickled down” to us. Now we have the chance to get some of it back.