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Appeal Committee SUCCESS and Housing Accelerator Fund

In Housing and Urban Issues News, two projects of note of passed through the Appeal Committee! This means these projects are green-lit to go ahead, brining new infill homes to Winnipeg.

In other news, the Federal Government’s Housing Accelerator Fund is accepting applications now.

Read more below for details on both these stories.

Appeal Committee SUCCESS: New homes slated for McMillan and Provencher! 

Two appeals have been rejected, paving the way for new homes in McMilan and Provencher!

  • 90 Wellington Crescent (McMillan neighbourhood): The Appeal committee is letting this project, which would bring 51 new rental homes, including 20 supportive homes for older adults, through!
  • 174 Provencher Blvd: This project, which will bring 45 new homes and two stores, to Provencher Boulevard has successfully passed through the Appeal Committee!

These projects will bring much needed homes to Winnipeg, add vibrancy and activity to their neighbourhoods, and bring in much needed revenue for City services. A great outcome all around!

Click here to learn more about the benefits of infill homes.

Housing Accelerator Fund launches

The Housing Accelerator Fund is accepting applications from City governments. This federal fund goes to City’s that support affordable housing and remove barriers to affordable housing projects.

In September 22, 2022 Council directed the City’s Public Service to look at approaches to applying for the Housing Accelerator Fund, including the possibility of zoning by-law amendments.

This Fund represents a great opportunity for Winnipeg to update it’s zoning and land-use rules to encourage more sustainable, affordable, and walkable infill projects. We’ll be following this closely!

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