Housing Initiatives

Tenant Organizing Project

The Tenant Organizing Project works to empower tenants to protect and promote decent, safe, secure, and affordable housing in West Broadway and the inner city in the following ways:

  • Helping tenants to better understanding their rights and how to have them respected by landlords and government

  • Building the leadership and skills of tenants so they can work together to address their needs

  • Supporting the development of independent, tenant-led action groups

  • Advancing policy-change campaigns to improve tenants’ legal rights, protect housing affordability, and build tenant power

How can the Tenant Organizing Project help?

The Tenant Organizing Project can help by:

  • Answering tenancy related questions

  • Supporting tenants to work together with their neighbours to solve conflicts with landlords

  • Connecting tenants who are protecting their homes from rent increases, disrepair, eviction, or other problems

  • Supporting tenants to demand action from elected leaders to solve the housing crisis in our community

  • Listening to tenants to identify significant issues in their community (for example, Above Guideline Rent Increases, ongoing pest issues, needs for repairs etc.) and developing action plans to address them

  • Connecting tenants to advocacy campaigns that are fighting for social justice and an end to the housing crisis

Please Note: as a WBCO initiative, the Tenant Organizing Project’s primary catchment is the West Broadway neighbourhood, but we can provide support to tenants from any inner-city neighbourhood who wish to work with their neighbours to improve their housing situation.

Contact Information

The Tenant Organizing Project Coordinator can be reached by call or text at 431-334-9930, or by email at tenants@westbroadway.mb.ca