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Right to Housing Coalition, Manitoba
The Right to Housing Coalition is a Winnipeg-based group of individuals and organizations concerned about the shortage of affordable (including social) housing. The Coalition recommends housing policies and programs to three levels of government that would result in decent housing for all.
In 2005 concerned citizens came together to try to find a temporary use for the empty houses at Canadian Forces Kapyong Barracks. After learning about the critical shortage of housing for low-income people throughout the city, the group expanded its mandate. In 2006 the Right to Housing Coalition was formed to speak out about the need for more affordable housing throughout the City.
Since that time many organizations have joined the Coalition to support the position that all levels of government have a role to play to end housing insecurity and homelessness.