Federal withdrawal results in loss of social housing

by Sarah Cooper Manitoba is losing subsidized rental housing units—a delayed result of the federal government’s withdrawal from funding social housing in the 1990s. As operating agreements between the federal government and housing providers expire, the subsidies expire… Read More

Thoughtful, committed citizens make change: Right to Housing

PDF version by Sarah Cooper Affordability of housing has been an important issue in Winnipeg for the last decade or so, with vacancy rates well below three percent and rents rising every year. In recent years, however, there… Read More

Winnipeg and Manitoba Housing Data

Once again, here are the updated housing statistics for Winnipeg and Manitoba. References are available at the bottom of the page. Compiled by Sarah Cooper.

It’s getting great: Government investment in social housing

PDF version For the full report, please click here. by Sarah Cooper Over the last few years, the Province of Manitoba has invested millions of dollars in renovating and providing resources in two public housing complexes in Winnipeg,… Read More

Treating Poverty with Income

PDF version by Lynne Fernandez and Sarah Cooper A recent report [PDF] by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) examines the health of tenants in Manitoba Housing. It finds that overall, tenants in Manitoba Housing have worse… Read More

Renovating Rental Regulations

PDF version by Sarah Cooper The Honourable Jim Rondeau, Minister of Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs recently introduced legislation to modify the Residential Tenancies Act. CCPA-MB was invited, along with representatives from several other community organizations, to… Read More

The Loss of Subidized Housing Through Expiring Operating Agreements

PDF version by Sarah Cooper The ongoing expiry of social housing operating agreements is becoming a more prominent issue across Canada. As these agreements expire, many housing providers are finding that they cannot afford to provide the same… Read More

Winnipeg and Manitoba Housing Statistics

Here are the updated housing statistics for Winnipeg and Manitoba. References are available at the bottom of the page. Compiled by Sarah Cooper.   (Edited on March 19, 2013, to include updated MMRs For 2014 report go here)… Read More

Excuse me, Canada, your homelessness is showing

PDF version by Sarah Cooper Dear Canada, This is a little awkward, but I wanted to let you know before it gets any worse: your homelessness is showing. It used to be that Canada had hardly any homeless… Read More

Housing Housing Everywhere: One way to make some of it affordable

PDF version by Sarah Cooper The Province of Manitoba recently introduced a bill that would allow municipalities in Manitoba to encourage or require new developments to include affordable housing. This step will hopefully lead to a wider range… Read More