Friday, September 20, 2013

Housing News for September 15 - 21, 2013

EVENTS

The Human Scale 
Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20, 2013 at Cinemtheque
Documentary showing as part of Winnipeg Design Festival.

Winnipeg Rental Network Community Advisory Forum
Friday, October 11, 2013, 8:45 am- 4 pm
Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library

Snap and Send a Pic to Win !
Winnipeg Rental Network
September - October


MANITOBA

Winnipeg set to tackle city’s homelessness
Troy Media, September 13, 2013
The ambitious program will be launched over the next few months

CANADA

Community groups call for action on the affordable housing crisis
Global News Regina, September 13, 2013
A community-based group called "Roof-Ready Regian Re-visited" express their concerns on Friday about homelessness.

Business group targets city hall spending on social housing programs
Calgary Herald, September 18, 2013
....But observers say curbing affordable housing costs will not solve the city’s budget woes, noting that housing and other support programs help avoid other, longer-term costs linked to caring for impoverished people.

INTERNATIONAL

USA Why the U.S. Needs to Fall Out of Love With Homeownership
The Atlantic Cities, September 17, 2013
Politicians should stop pretending that owning your own home is the way to make the nation richer.

USA Baltimore’s Three-Part System for Dealing With Vacant Properties
The Next City, September 10, 2013
The simple formula that has cut the city’s number of vacant properties by 20 percent in just five years.

OTHER URBAN STUFF

‘Demolition’ Is Not a Bad Word - Just Keep It Strategic
Next City, September 11, 2013
Vacant properties and otherwise blighted and deeply undervalued parcels are one of the key challenges of “legacy cities,” or municipalities that have been battling their way back from manufacturing decline and population loss for decades. 

When Trash Bags and Gardening Tools Can Help Fight Crime
The Next City, September 11, 2013
 The work of the Philadelphia Land Care Program and the rewards of greening, cleaning and maintaining vacant lots.

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