The Current Situation
The current situation in Winnipeg involves a very low vacancy rate, a lack of new rental units, and many newcomers arriving every year. Winnipeg is proud to be the new home for so many newcomers and we take pride in our ethnic diversity and welcome people from every culture as they settle in this city.
However, we understand that there are ongoing challenges involved with finding a place to call home in Winnipeg. There are many people who need rental housing, and there is not enough rental housing. This creates strong demand and can cause many difficulties when finding rental housing.
New Journey Housing supports and trains newcomers to Winnipeg as they search for a home to rent or purchase. New Journey Housing does not actually provide housign for its clients, but clients are supported and trained so that they are better able to search for, attain and retain decent, affordable housing.
Current Research and News:
- To read more about the current situation in Winnipeg, go to Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives recent report about Winnipeg and Manitoba Housing Data "Winnipeg and Manitoba Housing Data" (below)
- Many not-for-profit housing providers are having to increase their rents in order to cover the loss of the operating agreements with the Canadian government. Follow the "Loss of Subsidized Housing" link below.
- Why is housing important. Watch this great video! Click HERE
- Read more about future changes in the Residential Tenancies Act. "New Rental Regulations" (below)
"The ongoing expiry of social housing operating agreements is becoming a more prominent issue across Canada. As these agreements expire, many housing providers are finding that they cannot afford to provide the same levels of affordable or rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing without the subsidies. This is a crisis for many households who cannot afford market rents and rely on subsidized housing."
Read more about the loss of subsidized housing at Fast Facts by Sarah Cooper at CCPA