This work is an extension of a longer-term project that began in 2015, in which the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives partnered with Welcome Place, the housing arm of the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC).

This research focuses on three main objectives:

  • demonstrate the challenges and successes that resettling refugees (a term described below) have in obtaining adequate and affordable housing after arriving in Winnipeg.
  • demonstrate the relationships between the cost and availability of housing, social supports and employment in the context of settlement.
  • demonstrate how social, public or otherwise ‘supported’ housing can positively affect the lives of resettling refugees.