Research and Policy Development

Provincial Policy Platform

Affordable housing is an investment in Manitoba’s future. Community housing is the solution to many of the challenges we face as a province: access to affordable housing saves money in health, corrections, and child and family service systems. Good housing in safe communities is essential for people to escape addictions; it improves educational outcomes amongst children and youth; it allows people to stay independent as they age. The development of affordable housing also revitalizes communities and creates jobs. The community housing sector in Manitoba is strong and sustainable. This election, we ask all parties to invest in a proven solution: community housing.

Download our fact sheet with our election asks and share it with your provincial candidates



Cannabis Legalization Introduction and Overview

A legal brief on cannabis legalization as an overview of the legislation and summary of options for housing providers, which has been reviewed by legal experts, is now available for MNPHA Members. You can request a copy by sending an e-mail or phoning MNPHA.

Key Issues in Affordable Housing

Cities can be strong advocates and partners for affordable housing. They can develop plans, provide funding, and implement regulations that support an increase in affordable housing.

MNPHA developed fact sheets on affordable housing in nine of Winnipeg’s largest municipalities. We hope members will use them to engage with municipal representatives, to work together on meeting Manitoba’s affordable housing needs.

Download Fact Sheets for:



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Canadian Rental Housing Index

The Canadian Rental Housing Index (CRHI) is a comprehensive database of rental housing statistics, displaying information for more than 800 regions and municipalities across the country. The Index provides a data-driven foundation for policy-making decisions at all levels of government and the community housing sector.

The Index can be used to track and compare average rental costs, how rental housing spending compares with income, and the rate of overcrowding in municipalities, regions and provinces.

The Index can be accessed online, here