Housing Policy & Plans
The City of Winnipeg, through its Winnipeg Housing Policy supports the creation of Neighbourhood Housing Plans by community stakeholders to build local capacity and to undertake housing initiatives that revitalize housing in the area. This support is generally focused on neighbourhoods where declining housing conditions are a risk and revitalization is a possible solution.
A Neighbourhood Housing Plan is a written document that identifies the strengths and weaknesses of a defined area and provides practical actions that will result in an improved neighbourhood. A neighbourhood plan does three essential things. It provides a vision of what stakeholders would like their neighbourhood to look like, sets out clear goals to achieve that vision, and establishes an action plan to reach those goals.
A Neighbourhood Housing Plan is created by the community and is owned by the community, and while it is not a document of the City of Winnipeg, the City recognizes its value and respects the intent of the plan where possible. As stated in the Winnipeg Housing Policy, "The City will consider neighbourhood housing plans in the course of its own planning activities to the extent that they are consistent with the goals of OurWinnipeg, Complete Communities, and legal authority."