'Severe shortage' of affordable units sparks new policy
Winnipeg still has a persistent, severe shortage of affordable housing thanks in part to condo conversions and rent hikes in newly renovated buildings.
The city is in the midst of developing a new city-wide housing policy, and is working to draft new recommendations to address the slim number of affordable housing units.
Project manager Kathryn Graham told the city's housing steering committee on Monday there is still a "severe shortage" of affordable rental units as more apartments are converted to condos and rents are raised in buildings that have been recently renovated.
The city recently sought …