A Terrific Loss

The Expiring Social Housing Operating Agreements in Manitoba
November 21, 2014
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For decades, social housing has been an integral part of Canadian housing and social policy. Between the1950s and 1990s, the federal government played a leading role in housing policy by entering into long-term operating agreements with social housing providers. The expiry of these social housing operating agreements, which provide mortgage and rental subsidies, threatens the affordability of these homes and puts the stability of the low-income households who live in them at risk. This is a significant change in the landscape of Canadian housing.