Fast Facts: Housing Improvement Zones

A Focused and Grassroots Approach to Housing Development

By Sarah Cooper

On March 10, 2011, the Standing Committee on Property and Development recommended a move of $500,000 from the Housing Rehabilitation Investment Reserve (HRIR) to the Home Renovation Tax Assistance Program, despite years of calls from housing and community organizations for increased funding to the HRIR.

Although the recommendation was not passed, this move calls attention to the vulnerability of the funding intended to support housing rehabilitation and development in Winnipeg’s inner city.

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Fast Facts: Housing Improvement Zones

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