Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 25 - 31, 2014


MANITOBA

Governments of Canada and Manitoba Announce Funding for Housing
CMHC / Manitoba Government joint media release, July 29, 2014

The Governments of Canada and Manitoba today announced the joint investment of an additional $104 million over five years to help create more affordable housing for individuals and families across the province. The funding will be delivered through an extension to the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement.

Affordable housing projects to see $104M in funding
Winnipeg Free Press, July 30, 2014
The federal and Manitoba governments will pour $104 million into affordable housing projects across the province over the next five years.


Province introduces online calculator for low-income renters 
July 30 2014, Policy Fix
If you are a renter in Manitoba paying more than 25 percent of your income in rent, you may be eligible for a benefit of between $20 and $270 per month, thanks to recent changes to a provincial program called Rent Assist.

CANADA

Made-in-Canada Solution Tackles Affordable Housing Challenges
News release, July 28 2014
Four key housing organizations from across Canada have come together in an innovative partnership that will help non-profit and co-operative housing providers meet long-term financing needs.


INTERNATIONAL

Affordable housing in India
Indiatvnews.com, July 31, 2014
When we talk of affordable housing in India, we are not talking merely about cheap homes. If that were the only parameter to define, affordable housing, then houses in villages or in utterly remote outskirts with no back links to the main cities would qualify as ‘affordable’.

The Poor Will Always Be With Us. But Where Will We Let Them Live?
CityLab, July 28, 2014
The "poor door" controversy on Manhattan's Upper West Side is only the most outlandish example of New York's uphill battle on affordable housing.

'Poor doors': not the worst thing about social housing
The Guardian (blog), July 30, 2014
Separate entrances are nothing new, and the truth is that social housing providers demand them. Oliver Wainwright on why we need to think outside the apartment block to solve this modern-day apartheid.

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