Housing and Urban Issues News

  • More Homes Canada

    YIMBY Winnipeg Joins More Homes Canada

    YIMBY Winnipeg is pleased to join More Homes Canada. More Homes Canada is a coalition of housing advocacy groups from across the country. We’re fighting to end Canada’s housing shortage. Our fellow housing advocacy groups include:

  • Housing Accelerator Fund

    Winnipeg receives $122 million in federal funds for housing

    In response to the agreement-in-principle to reform zoning under the Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF), Winnipeg is receiving $122 million in funds from the federal government to remove barriers to building needed housing faster. This funding should fast track 3,166 homes…

  • Housing Accelerator Fund

    Housing Accelerator Fund Agreement-in-Principle on reform reached

    The City of Winnipeg approved changes to their Housing Accelerator Fund application along the lines of those requested by the feds on Nov. 23, 2023. This represents an agreement-in-principle to zoning and land-use reforms that would speed up the building…

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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…

  • News: Rental supply bad for tenants & new arrangement at Lions Place

    Insufficient Supply Bad News for Renters: A Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) report found rental options are scarcer due to a lack of proper supply for rising demand. Winnipeg‘s purpose-built rental vacancy rate halved in 2022 compared to 2021, going down to…

  • Housing and Urban Issues News for the New Year

    Crescentwood Heritage Conservation District proposed The City’s Historical Buildings and Resources Committee recommended the creation of a Heritage Conservation District in Crescentwood. Intended to protect the “garden-like” setting of the neighbourhood, this would be second Heritage Conservation District following the one…

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    Mayor-Elect Scott Gillingham on Homes and Land-Use

    The mayoral campaign of Mayor-Elect Scott Gillingham featured a number of proposals on housing, zoning, and land-use. It will be interesting to see what movement there is on these proposals over the next four years. These include a number of…

  • Drawing of a pothole. Overlayed on the pothole are the outlines of puzzle pieces. Each puzzle piece has a different phrase. Phrases are "Land Use", "Transit", "Climate Change", "Active Transportation", & "Finance".

    The Anatomy of a Pothole

    YIMBY Winnipeg is a member of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TLUC). This fall, TLUC presents: The Anatomy of a Pothole Potholes are the bane of the existence of every Winnipeg driver. Each year, as predictable as our freeze-thaw…

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    Mayoral Candidates on Homes and Land-Use

    Over the course of the Winnipeg mayoral campaign, various candidates have offered positions on zoning, homes, planning, and land-use policy. Here’s a recap. Rick Shone  Ending Parking Mandates: Shone has called for an end to parking mandates for new builds,…

  • 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…