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RENT SUPPLEMENT

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Description The Rent Supplement helps low-income families, elderly and special needs households obtain affordable, adequate and suitable housing in the private rental sector and in non-profit affordable housing initiatives. The provincial government will enter into agreements with owners/operators of private rental housing to subsidize a portion of the homes in the rental property.

The province subsidizes the difference between the approved market rental rate charged by the landlord and the rent-geared-to-income (RGI) paid by the qualifying tenant.

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Coverage The amount of Rent Supplement is the difference between the rent-geared-to-income and the approved market rent for the affordable housing unit.

Manitoba Housing pays the housing initiative the monthly rent supplement and the tenant pays their portion of the rent as usual.

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Eligibility An eligible tenant must:
  • have a total household income less than the Program Income Limits (PIL) set annually by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) be a permanent legal resident of Canada
  • be 18 years of age or older, and
  • not be in receipt of any other shelter allowance or rental subsidy program assistance;
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Applying

Request an application to be mailed to you or pick up an application at one of the Manitoba Housing Leasing Offices

You may also forward an application directly to the non-profit housing organization that offers the Rent Supplement Program depending on availability. 

See the Rent Supplement Program listing with Non-Profit Housing Organizations (PDF) for more information.
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Area served Manitoba
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Hours 08:30AM – 04:30PM, Monday to Friday
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Languages English and French
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Access Wheelchair accessible
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Organization Government
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Toll-free 1-800-661-4663
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Telephone 204-945-3131
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Email RentSuppInfo@gov.mb.ca
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