Authored by: Sarah Cooper

Grant: Partnering for Change: Community-Based Solutions for Aboriginal and Inner-City Poverty - 2012-2019
Category: Housing and Neighbourhood Revitalization

Excerpt:

Over the last few years, the Province of Manitoba has invested millions of dollars in renovating and providing resources in two public housing complexes in Winnipeg, Lord Selkirk Park and Gilbert Park. Anecdotal changes resulting from these investments have already been noted in the two communities. In the 1990s, Lord Selkirk Park was approximately 50 percent vacant; today all units are full, and there is a waiting list for units. Tenants have mentioned feeling safer, and are using the new resource centre and day care. Manitoba Housing and service agency staff have observed similar changes in Gilbert Park, and more people are walking around the area and using outdoor spaces. Using interviews and focus groups with tenants and staff from service agencies and Manitoba Housing, this report looks at the impact of the renovations and other investments in Lord Selkirk Park and Gilbert Park.

View Publication