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

UNSPUN 2019 Series: Housing and the Manitoba Election

By Kirsten Bernas and Sarah Cooper

New Manitoba Housing Data

The changing nature of social housing in Manitoba

By Sarah Cooper What makes social housing ‘social’? In part, social housing is different from private-market housing because it intentionally provides low-cost housing for low-income households. But it is also a way of taking housing out of the …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …