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Frequently Asked Questions


Where is your housing located?

To help you choose your preferred location in Winnipeg see the Housing Location Listing for Winnipeg for a chart of housing accommodations and locations.

To help you choose your preferred location outside of Winnipeg see the Housing Location Listing for Rural Manitoba for a chart of housing accommodations and locations throughout rural Manitoba.

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After I have applied to the Social Housing Rental Program, when can I expect a housing offer?

The type of housing you may be offered will depend on factors such as the locations you choose, unit availability and demand and how many people will live in the home. Other needs identified such as physical/mobility needs, smoking/non-smoking, and parking will also be considered. Location selection may affect how quickly you will receive a housing offer. It is important to list all the housing locations that best meet your needs. Manitoba Housing will provide only one housing offer.

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How many bedrooms can I expect?

Manitoba Housing will offer a home with the appropriate number of bedrooms to match the size of your household based on the number and age and relationship of household members that you have identified on your application.

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What can I expect when I receive a housing offer and will I be able to view the property?

Applicants are contacted with one offer and will be given the opportunity to view the home prior to accepting the offer.

If you refuse a unit offer, or do not respond within three days of receiving an offer, you application is cancelled.

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How is my rent calculated?

Monthly rent is based on a percentage of household income. Total monthly payable rent includes your rent plus other applicable fees such as parking or tenant services. For applicants receiving Employment and Income Assistance (EIA), rent will be equal to Rent Assist.

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How often is my rent payment reviewed?

Manitoba Housing reviews rent annually.

Each year tenants will provide verification of current income to Manitoba Housing . At that time, Manitoba Housing will review the rent calculation, adjust the rent payment if needed and complete the rental documents.

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What if my income decreases within the year?

At the tenants request, rent is reviewed and re-calculated when a households annually adjusted income decreases more than 10 per cent.

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What is the length of my tenancy agreement?

All tenancy is on a month-to-month basis. One calendar month's notice is needed before moving out. Please give your notice to Manitoba Housing before the first of the month.

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When can I get my keys?

Keys will only be released once the tenancy agreement is signed and the rent payment for the first month is received.

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For more information about the Manitoba Housing, please contact one of our Manitoba Housing Office Locations.

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