Keeping Winnipeg Affordable

Exploring the Potential for Inclusionary Housing in a Slow-Growth city
December 3, 2018
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In Winnipeg there is a need for more affordable housing, as 21 percent of households (64,065 households) are living in unaffordable housing – according to CMHC’s definition of spending more than 30 percent of income on shelter.  Additionally, there are approximately 1,500 people experiencing homelessness in the city.  While affordable housing has traditionally been provided by federal or provincial governments, municipalities have a range of tools to respond to need and are most connected to the local housing market. Inclusionary housing (IH) is a one tool available to cities and was recently enabled by the Province of Manitoba.  Read full report.