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Family Matters - Housing and Rental

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada''s national housing agency. They are committed to helping Canadians access a wide choice of quality and affordable homes. CMHC works to enhance Canada''s housing finance options, assist Canadians who cannot afford housing in the private market, improve building standards and housing construction, and provide policymakers with the information and analysis they need to sustain a vibrant housing market in Canada.

For Renters

Whether you are a first-time renter or an experienced tenant, Canada Mortgage and Housing website on For Renters will help you look for and evaluate potential accommodations and understand your rights and responsibilities. Links to useful worksheets and sample letters are also included.

Home Repair/Renovation Assistance

Home Repair and Renovation Assistance programs available to homeowners and landlords.

Manitoba Shelter Benefit

A monthly benefit to help low income seniors, families, and persons with disabilities pay their rent.

Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY)

Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) provides intervention and prevention supports to runaways on issues such as housing, legal concerns, food, transportation, medical, education and employment. Services begin with help to solve emergency concerns and follows with supports to enhance personal development.

Subsidized Housing

A variety of housing options are available to provide affordable and subsidized accommodation for people who are living on low or moderate incomes.

Tenant and Landlord Rights

If you live in an apartment, you have certain rights and responsibilities. Find out about lease agreements, security deposits, amount of notice you have to give the landlord, and much more.

Villa Rosa Inc.

Villa Rosa provides residence, medical care, education and counselling to single women and youth who are pregnant or have recently delivered their babies. Programs address communication skills, exploring adoption, anger management, living skills, self-awareness, prenatal care, child development, parenting skills and personal growth for residents and non-residents. Outreach, support groups, individual counselling, labour companionship and follow-up programs are offered. Villa Rosa also provides postnatal courses to prepare young moms for independent living in the community.

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