July and August | Housing Training Initiative Workshops

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The Housing Training Initiative (HTI) offers FREE monthly home maintenance workshops for
inner city and lower income residents who want to learn the ins and outs of maintaining their own home,
and save some cash at the same time.

The workshops are open to landlords and renters.

Over the months of July and August, HTI will be offering workshps on the following 2 topics:

Interior & Exterior Painting (July 6, 7, and 14th)
Roofing: Safety & Skills (August 3, 4, and 11th)

The workshops are held in 3 different neighbourhoods: North End, West End and Central. 
For more information and registration call 774-7005 (ext. 301) or hticoordinator@gmail.com

Also click on the attachement for details on times and locations.

HTI also offers the Housing Solutions Hotline (HSH)
- for no charge, call or email the HTI Technician for answers about basic home repairs:
774-7005 ext. 301 or htitech1@gmail.com

Posted by Gord McIntyre at 5:04 PM

June | Housing Workshops for Newcomers

New Journey Housing is offering the following free workshops in June:

The Home Ownership Workshop
is for people who are thinking of buying a home. We will discuss the advantages, disadvantages and the costs, as well as explaining what a mortgage is and what the bank needs to know in order to give you one.

Workshop Date:
• In English - Tuesday, June 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• In English – Tuesday, June 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
• In KAREN Language – June 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Rental Workshop will explain renting in Winnipeg, the Residential Tenancies Branch (RTB), tenant and
landlord rights and responsibilities, and how to keep an apartment.

Workshop Dates:
• In Nepali – Tuesday, June 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• In English – Thursday, June 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
• In English – Friday, June 17 3:30 from p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Budgeting Workshop helps people to take a close look at the money coming into the home and then how it is being spent. It looks at goal setting and how that can help you plan for your future.

Workshop Date:
• In Arabic - Tuesday, June 14 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

All newcomers to Canada are welcome to attend.
Call Marnermoo (Receptionist) at New Journey Housing - 942-2238 or email info@newjourneyhousing.com to reserve your place.
If you, or your client, would like to make a specific request for a workshop to be provided on an alternate date/time, or in another language, please contact us.
Posted by Gord McIntyre at 2:31 PM

June 29 | Manitoba's Rental Housing Shortage

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The Winnipeg Rental Network is hosting a presentation of "Manitoba's Rental Housing Shortage", a discussion paper prepared by WinnipegREALTORS.

The event will take place at:
the Murdo Scribe Centre, 510 Selkirk Avenue Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 12 Noon
Lunch will be available
Space is limited so please RSVP to gord@winnipegrentnet.ca or phone 927-2335.

RSVP by June 23

Peter Squire, MLS Market Analyst and Mel Boisvert, Vice-Chair of the taskforce
that developed the discussion paper  will be presenting on this March 2011 paper.
Questions and discussion to follow.

After the event, the WRN Steering Committee will be having a regular meeting. Anyone interested are encouraged to remain for the latter meeting.

Posted by Gord McIntyre at 3:50 PM