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Siloam Mission announces $30.5M expansion plan

May 6, 2014 | cbc.ca

Siloam Mission announced a $30.5-million expansion plan it says will "alter the landscapeof Winnipeg’s inner city." Part of the expansion includes adding 160 housing units at its Princess Street location, where the shelter has been slowly buying up land for years including 288 Princess Street and 303 Stanley Street, along with their parking lots in order to spread out. Read more >

The Plan to End Homelessness in Winnipeg

April 29, 2014 | Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council

The Long Term Plan to End Homelessness in Winnipeg sets direction in four key areas: Prevention, Creating a Person-Centred System of Care, Housing Supply, and Measurement. Within each, a set of long term goals and strategies, along with a set of early actions are defined. While putting measures in place that prevent individuals who are more transitionally homeless from becoming homeless long term, the Plan focuses on ending homelessness for individuals who are chronically or episodically homeless. Read more >

United Way pitches plan to reduce homelessness in Winnipeg

April 29, 2014 | winnipegsun.com

The United Way’s community task force to end homelessness launched a four-point plan to address the problem in Winnipeg on Tuesday. The 10-year plan entails prevention, creating a person-centred system of care, housing supply, and measurement. The plan calls for the immediate creation of 300 affordable housing units to address the critical shortage of affordable housing in the community (currently at a rate of under 1%), with a longer-term goal of 7,500 affordable housing units. Read more >

Winnipeg’s new housing policy plan ‘proactive’

April 23, 2014 | metronews.ca

Finding out just how many Winnipeggers are homeless is a key goal of the City of Winnipeg’s new housing policy implementation plan. Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry), chair of the Winnipeg housing steering committee, said it’s important to have programs available that “are based on the needs that are out there.”Read more >

Mansion made to serve youths

April 23, 2014 |winnipegfreepress.com

A heritage mansion that once belonged to a hotel and railway magnate will soon provide a safe haven to Winnipeg youth with no place else to stay. "It's amazing," said Paul Johnston, the former director of client services who attended Tuesday's ribbon cutting at Macdonald Youth Services' new resource centre and emergency shelter for 12- to 17-year-olds.”Read more >

'Housing First' approach may put homeless youth last

April 21, 2014 |winnipegfreepress.com

OTTAWA - A new report says the success of so-called "Housing First" programs could have a limited impact on young Canadians living on the streets. The report warns against what it calls the "Housing First Jr." approach, saying youth homelessness demands a unique focus on the developmental, social and legal needs of young people that can differ significantly from homeless adults.”Read more >

Winnipeg plagued with shortage of affordable rental property

April 19, 2014 | winnipegsun.com

Winnipeggers need affordable housing and Coun. Jenny Gerbasi has a plan on how to do it.

A plan to get the city's affordable housing market on track will go to Executive Policy Committee on Wednesday.”Read more >

MORE SAFE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

April 09, 2014 |news.gov.mb.ca

The Manitoba government and the non-profit groups Clubhouse of Winnipeg and Fountain Springs Housing are partnering to create more affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals and families, Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson announced today.

“Clubhouse of Winnipeg and Fountain Springs have created an exciting vision for new, affordable housing in west Broadway,” Minister Bjornson said. “This apartment building helps us complete our 2009 commitment to support 1,500 new affordable housing units and 1,500 new social housing units by this year. We are also committing to build another 500 affordable and 500 social housing units for families, seniors and vulnerable people in the next three years.” Read more >

Housing mentally ill homeless cheaper than alternative: study

April 08, 2014 |cbc.ca

New research has found it’s cheaper for governments to house homeless people with mental illnesses rather than pay for the problems associated with homelessness including health care, policing and temporary shelters. The research findings come from a $110-million study started in 2008 in five Canadian cities including Winnipeg.Read more >

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RTB Open Doors Newsletter, Issue 31

Events and Meetings

   

Winnipeg Rental Network Events

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

 

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