12.5 Million Dollars heading into Winnipeg for housing from federal gov't for Rapid Housing Initiative Announced October 27, 2020
See full message from Prime Minister Trudeau here
Cindy Gilroy “This is a significant opportunity to create affordable housing units and help those experiencing homelessness. We will work together with our federal counterparts and community partners to identify projects that will take advantage of this program to help the most vulnerable.”
A property in the Daniel McIntyre Ward at 260 Toronto Street is one of the recipients of this funding. Thank you to those involved.
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR BRIAN BOWMAN
WINNIPEG, October 27, 2020 – Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman regarding the federal government’s announcement of the Rapid Housing Initiative:
“Housing unsheltered Winnipeggers continues to be a focus of my advocacy directly to Prime Minister Trudeau alongside counterparts on FCM's Big City Mayor's Caucus. I’ve also appreciated the opportunities to speak in support of this focus directly to the Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussein and Parliamentary Secretary Adam Vaughn. Today's announcement of $12.5 million in support to the City of Winnipeg is a direct result of that advocacy. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau for his ongoing support for housing and particularly, what this support will do for those experiencing homelessness.
The City of Winnipeg's public service will work with federal counterparts to finalize agreements and work with community partners like End Homelessness Winnipeg and Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation to recommend projects that best support the community and meet the program guidelines.
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City of Winnipeg suspending various in-home inspections until further notice
Winnipeg, MB – Due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases in the community, the City of Winnipeg is suspending in-home, non-emergency inspections, effective Monday, October 19, 2020 until further notice.
Those who have scheduled inspections or appointments will be contacted in the coming days, and presented with alternative means to conduct their inspection, if possible. For individuals who prefer an in-person inspection, appointments will be rescheduled to a later date.
The following is a summary of service impacts by department:
Assessment & Taxation
All interior residential property inspections are suspended, and inspections will be completed through photos or via phone until further notice.
By-Law Enforcement Services
All interior residential property inspections are suspended, and inspections (where possible) will be completed through photos or via phone until further notice.
Planning, Property & Development
All in-home inspection appointments will be conducted virtually until further notice. Inspections of unoccupied homes will continue, as will on-site inspections for urgent situations.
Water and Waste
In-home visits for emergency utility services will continue; however, water meter reading and inspections, as well as water meter returns, removals, and replacements are suspended until further notice. Customers are reminded that they are responsible for providing regular water meter readings to avoid estimated bills. Water meter readings can be provided via phone 204-986-4445 or online at myutilitybill.winnipeg.ca.
For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, see: winnipeg.ca/COVID-19.
A Partner in UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Programme
In 2013, Winnipeg was selected as the first city in Canada to join the UN Global Safe Cities Initiative to reduce sexual violence against women and girls.
The Safe Cities Initiative supports innovative approaches to preventing and reducing harassment and sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces. I am the chairperson of this Committee for the City of Winnipeg.
Manitoba Status of Women and the City of Winnipeg are partnering with UN Women, representatives from the Winnipeg Police Service and community groups on this initiative. After signing onto the initiative, Manitoba Status of Women, the City of Winnipeg and community and government representatives established the Winnipeg Safe City Steering Committee. The Winnipeg Safe City steering committee identified a five neighbourhood site to target efforts to address this serious crime.
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