The mayor’s inner circle supported a motion Tuesday asking the city’s public service to create a poverty reduction strategy for Winnipeg.

Roughly one person in eight in Winnipeg live in poverty, according to an administrative report by the community services department using 2016 Statistics Canada data.

For Indigenous peoples and newcomers the situation is more grim — one in four people belonging to either group live in poverty. Among those Winnipeggers without a home, the vast majority — 66 per cent — are Indigenous.