Old Grace Housing Co-op in Wolseley is an inspiring example of affordable housing in an established neighbourhood. Photo: Brent Bellamy/Winnipeg Free Press

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently unveiled details of the federal government’s national housing strategy, a 10-year, $40-billion initiative that will look to collaborate with provinces and municipalities in developing programs that target homelessness and improve access to affordable housing for Canadians in need.

Strategically locating new affordable housing units in older neighbourhoods through sensitive infill development would help realize the density goals of Our Winnipeg, the city’s growth plan, reducing the overall tax burden and creating more diverse and vibrant communities with more sustainable services.

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