Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz says he is disgusted that homeless people in Winnipeg are living in utility sheds.
This week, CBC News reported that a St. Boniface man was renting out two sheds on his property to a man and a woman.
The homeowner, Charlie Warman, was fined $275 by the Manitoba Health Department on Monday. Inspectors who visited his property on Horace Street told him the insulated sheds were too small.
Warman, who was charging $100 a month for each of the sheds, said he was just trying to help homeless people who can’t afford to pay for an apartment.
Katz called the practice a violation of the city’s health and safety codes, and further proof that Winnipeg needs transitional housing that would provide safe and legal places for people to stay.