Housing is a key priority for the City of Winnipeg
The City forecasts significant population growth over the next 25 years, and housing solutions will be needed to accommodate this growth. We need to plan for new homes and for the upkeep and efficient use of existing dwellings.
OurWinnipeg 2045, the City's draft master planning document, recognizes that:
Housing is a human right and necessary to fully participate in social, economic, cultural and political life. Building complete communities with diverse housing options enables Winnipeggers to access the type, size, tenure, cost and location that best meets their needs, There are a number of tools the City has available to support the development of a continuum of housing options from social, supportive, affordable and market. By working together with other levels of government, private and not-for profit developers and the community, we can support infill development, end homelessness and meet the City's greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.
The City is involved in a number of initiatives to advance housing opportunities and continually strives to find new ways to meet policy expectations.
- Affordable Housing Now Program
- Affordable Housing Opportunities in Housing Improvement Zones
- Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment Report
- Housing Policy and Plans
- Housing Speaker Series
- Rapid Housing Initiative
- Secondary Suites