Category: Housing

CCPA: “They Can Live a Life Here” – Current and Past Tenants’ Experiences with IRCOM’s Model of Housing and Wrap-Around Supports

Finding affordable, secure, good quality housing is an essential and immediate part of the early settlement process for immigrants and refugees. Yet, obtaining appropriate housing can be daunting and often impossible in housing markets with a dearth of affordable housing and low vacancy rates. Newcomers are often unfamiliar with the particularities of local practices, lack…

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CCPA: Making Social Housing Friendly for Resettling Refugees

This work is an extension of a longer-term project that began in 2015, in which the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives partnered with Welcome Place, the housing arm of the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC), which provides housing, legal and settlement supports for newly arriving refugees in Winnipeg. Three main objectives animate this larger research…

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Manitoba Housing Webinar: Changes to Social Housing Rental Program

On August 17th, 2017, Manitoba Housing staff gave an overview of the Social Housing Rental Program, highlighting recent changes, including the new application form and interview process. Presenters: Darlene March – District Manager – SHRPII Project Lead and Lynn Giesbrecht – District Manager, SHRPII team member This webinar was hosted by MANSO’s Housing Committee and…

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Renting a Home in Manitoba – Plain Language Booklet

A plain-language guide about Renting a Home in Manitoba produced in collaboration with Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, IRCOM, New Journey Housing and the Winnipeg Rental Network, with funding support from the Manitoba Government. Hard copies of the guide can be ordered at cost ($1.50/booklet) from the MANSO office.

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Talking About Money: Plain Language Booklet

This new booklet gives newcomer Canadians a good start for understanding money and how it works. The booklet was developed by Community Futures Manitoba (Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program & Indigenous Business Development Services), New Journey Housing and SEED Winnipeg. Hard copies are available from the MANSO office for $1.50/booklet (to cover printing costs).

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