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New Warming Space For Winter
The Province of Manitoba has partnered with End Homelessness Winnipeg and other Indigenous organizations on a new, Indigenous-led resource that will offer much-needed warming space for people experiencing homelessness this winter at 190 Disraeli Freeway. Miigwetch and Kinanâskomitin to the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Downtown Community Safety Partnership, Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin (OPK), Comm.UNITY.204, Anishiative, Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre and others for making this initiative possible. A Community Care Camp with warming tipis is now open 24/7; and indoor warming spaces are anticipated to open by December 1. You can watch the announcement of Winnipeg’s new Indigenous-led warming space, “N’dinawemak – Our Relatives” on YouTube.
National Housing Day, November 22
Monday, November 22 is National Housing Day. To celebrate, Right to Housing Coalition Manitoba is holding a Rally for Subsidized Housing at the Manitoba Legislature at noon. This is also the day that Parliament reconvenes in Ottawa. Tell your MP and key members in Parliament, including party leaders, that you want urgent and immediate action on ending homelessness and making housing safe and affordable for all. Sign onto the letter as part of a campaign being led by Vote Housing: Send A Letter
Did you Know? Canada Manitoba Housing Benefit
End Homelessness Winnipeg administers the Canada-Manitoba Housing Benefit (CMHB) in partnership with Manitoba Housing. This is a new shelter benefit/rent subsidy, portable within Manitoba, that can be stacked with Rent Assist. Eligible applicants are connected to a housing support program; receiving EIA or non-EIA Rent Assist;
in core housing need due to affordability; a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or refugee claimant; and living in private rental accommodation (not Manitoba Housing). Housing support program workers assist applicants to complete and submit the CMHB application form, along with a copy of the applicant’s tenancy agreement or EIA Rent Form. For more information and to download the application form, visit:
End Homelessness Winnipeg is hiring a Senior Director of Finance and Operations; a one-year Term Housing Benefit Program Specialist; and a Temporary Term Reaching Home Program Officer to March 31, 2022 with a possibility of extension. Join the End Homelessness Winnipeg team! Find posting and application details at https://endhomelessnesswinnipeg.ca/now-hiring/
Miigwetch – Kinanâskomitin – Maarsii – Thank you!