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Term: Social Housing

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-07-16


Social housing is non-profit housing often subsidized by government funds. In Manitoba, the Department of Manitoba Housing and Community Development oversees the social housing provided by the provincial government.

This indicator represents the proportion of people / children living in social housing directly owned and managed by the provincial government under Manitoba Housing and Community Development. The provincial government manages about one third of all social housing in Manitoba, while non-profit groups or cooperatives manage the remaining two-thirds (Finlayson et al., 2013).

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  • Finlayson G, Smith M, Burchill C, Towns D, Peeler W, Soodeen RA, Prior H, Huq S, Guenette W. Social Housing in Manitoba. Part I: Manitoba Social Housing Data. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Smith M, Finlayson G, Martens P, Dunn J, Prior H, Taylor C, Soodeen RA, Burchill C, Guenette W, Hinds A. Social Housing in Manitoba. Part II: Social Housing and Health in Manitoba: A First Look. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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