Vacant buildings by-law helps neighbourhoods rebuild

July 6, 2011

Winnipeg’s Vacant buildings by-law, passed in July 2010 has allowed enforcement officials to “issue no occupancy” orders if a building is too dilapidated for human occupation, or if the building has been left unoccupied for two long. After receiving a notice of violation the property has a year to fix up their property or it gets turned over to habitat for humanity, who then builds a new home for a low income family. Read more at the CBC.