Welcome to the Manitoba Rent Relief Fund page.
This site is currently under construction.
The Manitoba Rent Relief Fund is a new initiative funded by the Manitoba Government that will support stable housing for low-income to moderate-income families who have had their income interrupted by COVID-19 or are facing other financial challenges. The Rent Relief Fund will provide interest-free loans to tenants who are behind in their rent or need to move to more suitable housing, and will be administered through the Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association and delivered regionally.
Rent funds are a leading practice in stabilizing housing for those in need and have proven effective in helping to prevent homelessness. COVID-19 has disproportionately affected those with lower incomes and this tool will help households across Manitoba. We are currently working with the Province of Manitoba, housing providers and community partners to develop the program. Please keep checking back for our launch date.
Learn more by downloading: Rent Relief Questions and Answers
For more information visit mnpha.com
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Do you need help now?
SEED Winnipeg hosts a Community Financial Helpline that can help determine your eligibility for other financial supports and benefits. The Community Financial Helpline can be reached by calling or texting 431-813-4357 (431-813-HELP) or toll-free at 1-855-955-4234 (1-855-955-4CFH). The Community Financial Helpline can assist with tax filing questions, obtaining identification, federal COVID-19 recovery benefits, and other income supports such as Employment and Income Assistance, provincial benefits, and credits such as the Canada Child Benefit. The helpline can also connect you to debt management, and credit counseling services. The Community Financial Helpline is being provided in partnership with Community Financial Counselling Services, Community Unemployed Help Centre and the Immigrant Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba.
Rent Assist: Rent Assist provides a subsidy for rent payments on a monthly basis, based on household income. Learn more and sign-up: https://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/eia/non_rentassist_facts.html
Utility Arrears: Neighbours Helping Neighbours is a program through Manitoba Hydro, administered by the Salvation Army, to help with utility arrears on a one-time emergency basis.