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New Affordable Seniors' Housing in Brooklands

March 28, 2014 | dcnonl.com

A new apartment complex located at 50 Oddy Street in the Brooklands neighbourhood is officially open. The 36 units by Westlands Non-Profit Housing Cooperative Inc. offers enhanced housing quality and accessibility for seniors in Winnipeg. Read more >


Renos add 9,000 square feet to Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

March 20, 2014 | winnipegfreepress.com

A newly renovated Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre opened today at 445 King St. The renovations add nearly 9,000 square feet of drop-in/program space. The space help Ma Mawi provide support services to needy aboriginal children, youth, individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Read more >


Mental illness creates challenges for those seeking housing

March 12, 2014 | cbc.ca

Many people who rely on Winnipeg's homeless shelters have some kind of mental health issue, but there is not enough space to help everyone get off the streets. Read more >


Trends in residential investment show need for affordable units

March 10, 2014 | Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Manitoba cities inched towards higher density with more apartments and fewer single families homes built in 2013.  Growth in multi-unit residential construction should provide some relief on the critically low vacancy rates Manitoba cities have seen in recent years. However, much of the investment is in higher end rental or in condominiums and continues to exclude lower income households. Ongoing support for affordable and social housing will be needed to ensure that units are available to low-income families in Manitoba. Read more >


Warehousing to homeless hasn't worked

March 08, 2014 | winnipegfreepress.com

The decades-long battle to end poverty and homelessness has been a war without end. But now, long-term plans to end homelessness are taking hold in Winnipeg and other Canadian cities, with a focus on providing permanent residences to those who need it most. Read more >


Poverty advocates cheer long-overdue allowance boost

March 07, 2014 | winnipegfreepress.com

It was not a typical reaction to a provincial spending blueprint, but it was not a typical budgetary boost.

"This is the best budget we've seen in two decades," said Winnipeg Harvest boss David Northcott after Thursday's budget gave poverty and housing activists a significant win. Read more >


Manitoba 2014 budget tackles jobs, education and poverty

March 06, 2014 | cbc.ca

There were few surprises in Manitoba's Thursday release of the provincial budget, with the big winners being students, people looking for work and those living below the poverty line.

The other big area of spending for the province was infrastructure. Officials had already revealed on Wednesday that $5.5 billion was slated for infrastructure projects across the province.

Read more >


Manitoba Budget a Leap Forward for Poverty Reduction

March 06, 2014 |Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

By substantially raising EIA shelter rates and increasing child care spaces, new apprenticeship programs and support to social enterprises, the province is taking action to assist low income people to overcome barriers to education and employment. Read more >


Social housing hike 20 years in the making

March 06, 2014 | winnipegsun.com

Many people who rely on Winnipeg's homeless shelters have some kind of mental health issue, but there is not enough space to help everyone get off the streets. Read more >

   

Housing Resources

 

What Manitoba Tenants Need to Know : A glance at your rights

Whether you are moving into your first apartment or becoming a renter after years of home ownership, it is important you understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant before signing a rental agreement. Here are some things you will want to consider:  Read more >

Events and Meetings

 

Winnipeg Rental Network Events


Apr 22| The RTB hearing process for agency workers

The WRN is hosting a free workshop: Navigating RTB Hearings and Appeals
Tuesday April22 , 2014 at 12:30 - 4:30PM
United Way - Main Street
Registration is required as space is limited.

*for agency workers only*  Read more >


Apr 26| Landlord Advantage Series
:

Knowing the Residential Tenancies Branch (RTB)

The Landlord Advantage Series presents a workshop on the Residential Tenancies Branch. The workshop will focus on sections 1 -9, which includes Landlords rights and responsibilty for things like deposits, moving out, rental condition reports. This is a free workshop, sponsored in part by the Assiniboine Credit Union.

Saturday April 26
9AM to 12PM
Cindy Klassen Rec Centre (large meeting room)
999 Sargent Ave

Please RSVP at 204-417-2039 or alana@winnipegrentnet.ca Read more >


June 7| Landlord Advantage Series:

Limiting Liabilities

The Landlord Advantage Series presents a workshop on Limiting Liabilities. The workshop will focus on fire safety, bylaw and tenant /landlord insurances. This is a free workshop, sponsored in part by the Assiniboine Credit Union.

Saturday June 7
9AM to 12PM
Cindy Klassen Rec Centre (large meeting room)
999 Sargent Ave

Please RSVP at 204-417-2039 or alana@winnipegrentnet.ca Read more >

Other Events

 

April 29 to May 2

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association, CHRA, is the national voice for the full range of affordable housing and homelessness issues and solutions across Canada. We invite you to come to Edmonton in April 2014 to be immersed in the housing topics that are relevant to you and to take away learnings that are important to advancing your work. This unique national gathering offers unrivalled opportunity for dialogue, networking and inspiration. Read more >

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