|Rent Assist is a financial benefit for people who receive Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) and have housing costs to cover. It is also available to other low-income private renters.
Rent Assist can help people move successfully into training and jobs. By combining shelter benefits inside and outside of EIA, the benefit program is simpler, and moves with people as their situations change.
|Rent Assist helps two groups of Manitobans who may need help with their housing costs.
1. Manitobans receiving EIA will receive Rent Assist if they have housing costs. Rent Assist will be included with monthly EIA payments.
The amount of the Rent Assist benefit for people receiving EIA will be based on things like:
The amount paid from Rent Assist will depend on the number of people in the household and the total household income.
|Manitobans not receiving EIA benefits may apply for Rent Assist if they:
Manitobans may not apply for non-EIA Rent Assist if:
The Rent Assist Estimator can also help households see if they may have eligibility for Rent Assist.
|To apply for non-EIA Rent Assist, you can download an application form, or call Provincial Services at 204-945-2197 in Winnipeg; 1-877-587-6224 toll free; or TTY 204-948-3698 to have an application form mailed to you.
If you apply for EIA benefits, your eligibility for Rent Assist will also be assessed. To apply for EIA, call 204-948-4000 in Winnipeg; toll free at 1-877-812-0014; or
1-800-855-0511 (Manitoba Relay Service). To find an office near you, go to the website. In Winnipeg: http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/misc/loc/winnipeg.html; outside Winnipeg: http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/misc/loc/ruralnorthern.html.
|08:30AM – 04:30PM, Monday to Friday|
|English and French|
|Non-EIA Rent Assist
Toll Free: 1-877-812-0014
EIA Rent Assist:
Click for Winnipeg offices. Click for Rural offices. After-Hours (emergency only):
Toll Free : 1-866-559-6778
|1-800-855-0511 (Manitoba Relay Service).|
|EIA Rent Assist: firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-EIA Rent Assist: email@example.com
|EIA Rent Assist
Winnipeg Service Locations or Rural and Northern Service Locations
Non-EIA Rent Assist Provincial Services
Manitoba Family Services
102 - 114 Garry Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 1G1