Authored by: Doug Smith

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

Excerpt:

In June 2019, Old Grace Not-for-Profit Housing Co-operative (OGHC) held its grand opening. The first members of the 64-unit co-op in Winnipeg’s downtown Wolseley neighbourhood had moved in a little more than a year before, and the opening
was the culmination of seven years of work.

The co-op was one of five non-profit housing co-operatives that opened in Manitoba in the last decade. The opening of these five co-operatives marks a revival the development of nonprofit co-operative housing in Manitoba, which had been, with a couple of small-scale but heroic exceptions, dormant since 1993, when the federal government ended its commitment to social housing in general.

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