Non-Profit Housing Sector Applauds New Federal/Provincial Housing Agreement
WINNIPEG: The Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association congratulates the federal and provincial government for their historic announcement of a 10-year agreement to invest in affordable housing in Manitoba. The 10-year agreement will invest almost $450.8 million to protect, renew and expand social and community housing, and support Manitoba’s priorities related to housing repair, construction and affordability.
“The Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association and our members look forward to partnering with governments to ensure affordable housing is available throughout our province. Non-Profit organizations have a long history of creating homes for those who need them most; this funding commitment will help to maintain the quality and affordability of those assets while hopefully expanding our ability to serve more people.” Christina Maes Nino, Executive Director of the Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association.
According to the Canadian Rental Housing Index (with data from the 2016 Census), 37% of renter households (about 51,000) in Manitoba spend more than 30% of their income on rent and utilities. Just over 21,000 (16%) spend more than 50%, putting them at high risk of homelessness.
The Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association (MNPHA) is an association of 120 housing providers and organizations/businesses who support the sector. MNPHA Members collectively provide over 24,000 units of affordable housing for seniors, families, and people with special needs across 23 communities in Manitoba.