Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October 5 - 11, 2013

EVENTS 

WRN's Landlord Advantage Series: Limiting Liabilities  
October 19, 2013, Cindy Klassen

MNPHA Affordable Housing Conference  
November 21 and 22, Victoria Inn Winnipeg

MANITOBA

Winnipeg landlords to fight proposed apartment heat bylaw
CBC.ca, October 8, 2013
Property managers in Winnipeg say they will fight a proposed bylaw change that would fine landlords thousands of dollars if they don't keep apartments warm enough for tenants.

CANADA

Housing First program can help end homelessness
Vancouver Sun,October 4, 2013
In partnership with dozens of agencies, branches of government, and citizen groups, we have followed nearly 500 people who were homeless and who experienced mental illnesses and other hardships. What did we learn ?

Canada’s love for home renovation wanes: report
Yahoo Finance, October 1, 2013
Canada's obsession with home improvement is starting to fade due in part to rising interest rates and debt levels, but also because we’re running out of rooms to refurbish, a new report suggests. 


INTERNATIONAL

U.S.A. Addressing the Supply Side of the Affordable Housing Equation 
Citytank, October 7, 2013
Both the (Seattle) Mayor’s office and City Council have recently convened committees to explore affordable housing strategies, but unfortunately these efforts are largely focused on approaches that place the burden of providing affordable housing on new development.

U.K. Social landlords in dementia training 
Liverpool Confidential, October 7, 2013
IN a bid to help them better understand tenants suffering from dementia, four leading housing associations have signed up to a training project run by Liverpool museums.

Russia Deputy Mayor Speaks Against Affordable Housing
The Moscow Times, October 8, 2013
Deputy Mayor Marat Khusnullin spoke against building affordable housing in Moscow, arguing that expensive apartments are a key ingredient in controlling migration rates.

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