The provincial government will enter into agreements with owners/operators of private rental stock that has been renovated or developed under the Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI), to subsidize a portion of the units in the rental property. The Rent Supplement program is targeted at low-income families, elderly and special needs households to obtain affordable, adequate and suitable housing in the private rental sector and in non-profit affordable housing projects. 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.
An eligible tenant must:
The amount of Rent Supplement is the difference between the RGI and the approved market rent for the affordable housing unit. The MHRC pays the housing project the monthly rent supplement and the tenant pays rent as usual.
For more information and application forms, please contact:
The Affordable Housing Initiative
Main floor - 280 Broadway
Winnipeg MB R3C OR8
Phone: (204) 945-5566
The Rental and Co-operative Housing Program works with private sector, non-profit and co-operative organizations - providing access to capital funding to help develop a new supply of rental or co-operative housing.
It works with existing provincial programs, such as Proposal Development Funding, to help non-profit groups defray the cost of moving a new construction or redevelopment proposal to the financing stage.
For more information: call 945-5566 in Winnipeg; toll-free in Manitoba 1-866-689-5566; or visit Manitoba Housing.