Budget Submission: Housing Recommendations for Manitoba

The Right to Housing Coalition has submitted budget recommendations to The Hon. Stan Struthers, Minister of Finance to bring attention to real housing solutions in Manitoba.

Among the recommendations included in our submission are:

  • Funding for the creation of the promised 2500 units of new affordable rental housing
  • One third of these units to be RGI
  • Target new social housing units and rent supplements to areas most affected by displacement of households due to urban renewal and gentrification
  • Increase the Housing Allowance of EIA recipients to 75% of median market rent levels
  • Provide more portable shelter allowances for low-income working households.
  • Provide a PST reduction on materials and services used in construction of purpose-built rental housing.
  • In collaboration with municipalities, expand the TIF program beyond the downtown of Winnipeg.

provincial-budget-submission-jan-31-2013


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