Working families and seniors across Canada are struggling to find housing they can afford, and Elmwood-Transcona is no exception.
The construction of new affordable housing units is not keeping up with demand. In 2016, there was a net increase of only 185 rental units in Winnipeg (source: CMHC). Finding a place to live that is safe, clean and affordable can be difficult and stressful for working families and seniors.
Having a good home is the cornerstone of building a good life. That is why investment in affordable housing is so important and delivers a significant social return.
In October 2016, the vacancy rate in Winnipeg was 2.8 percent and the average 2-bedroom rent was $1068 (course: CMHC). With a dwindling number of available affordable units in Elmwood-Transcona and across the city, the need to build is pressing.
We need to build more affordable housing in Elmwood-Transcona so that working families and seniors can afford to pay the rent.
On March 13, come share your views on the housing needs in our neighbourhood.