• Early Summer Housing & Urban Issues News

    Campaign calls for an End to Homelessness in Budget 2022: The End Homelessness in Budget ’22 campaign, lead by Make Poverty History Manitoba and the Right to Housing Coalition, is calling for the province to invest to end homelessness. Centrepieces of the campaign include a call to invest in 300 net new units of publicly owned rent-geared-to-income housing (social housing) each year for at least the next three years and to raise the Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) basic needs rate to increase incomes to at least 75% of the poverty line. Tax Agreement for Naawi-Oodena: Treaty One Nations signed an agreement with the City of Winnipeg on taxes for Naawi-Oodena, the First Nations-led redevelopment of the…

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    News: Public Works Committee proposes dismantling bus shelters, EPC disagrees

    Last Thursday (June 9, 2022) the City’s Public Works Committee voted to dismantle bus shelters at Kildonan Place mall. Over 20 advocates from groups that represent people experiencing homelessness presented to Winnipeg’s Executive Policy Committee today (June 15th, 2022), making the case that this was…

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    City of Winnipeg engagement opportunities

    The City of Winnipeg has a few engagement opportunities that might be interesting to our supporters. See below for more details. Want to keep track of future City engagement opportunities? Visit their engage website and register! Regulating Short-Term Rentals (i.e.…

  • Early July Housing and Urban Issues News

    Housing and Urban Issues News City Council’s meeting on June 24, 2021 was big for city planning. Many wide-ranging policies were adopted. Here’s a spotlight on some of them. Infill Guidelines pass City Council A key piece of Winnipeg’s long…

  • PRESS RELEASE: City needs BETTER guidelines for infill

    The draft Infill Guidelines for small scale and low-rise homes leave much to be desired. Many of the last minute changes to the guidelines made on the week of April 12th were huge leaps backwards for infill, in a document…

  • Last minute changes to Infill Guidelines a huge leap BACKWARDS

    Winnipeg’s Residential Infill Strategy is very important. Getting something out took a long, slogging process that started in early 2017. A big part of this Infill Strategy is creating Infill Guidelines. Guidelines seek to regulate how and where infill homes can…

  • November Housing and Urban Issues News

    It’s been a little while since our last update. A lot has happened. Here’s our rundown of Housing and Urban Issues News for Winnipeg in the month of November. Public Health Info: Manitoba at CODE RED for COVID pandemic We…

  • Press Release: New guidelines block Infill Homes

    A lot of hard work went into the guidelines. Sadly, they fall short. The guidelines DO NOT provide a framework that supports infill. The City of Winnipeg released draft Infill Guidelines on Sept. 18, 2020. This is the latest step in…