Your rental options and how New Journey Housing can help
There are different types of rental housing and ways to pay rent in Manitoba. We can help you understand your options.
You can choose:
- private rental housing
- public or subsidized housing
- co-operative(co-op) housing
Private rental housing
This is the most common and fastest way to rent. Private rentals are advertised on the internet, in the Winnipeg Renters Guide, newspapers, and on buildings or windows showing “For Rent” signs. Average prices in Manitoba are from $550 (for a ‘bachelor’ suite with no separate bedroom) to $1200 (for an apartment with 3 or more bedrooms).
If your income is low, you can apply to the Rent Assist Program for financial assistance to rent privately. Click here: Rent Assist Program
Public or subsidized housing
The government pays part of your rent in public housing units or other types of housing. This is a rent-geared-to-income (RGI) program where you usually pay 27% of your monthly family income for rent. For example: If you make $1000 per month, your rent will be $270 per month.
If your income is low, you can apply for RGI housing. If you qualify, you may have to wait for a home. Click here: Government Housing
Co-operative (Co-op) housing
This is resident-managed housing with private living units and shared common spaces. If you want to live in a co-op unit you must apply for a membership.
If you are approved, you will pay a one-time membership fee (usually between $500 and $2000) before you move in.
Learn more about your housing options, how to find a home, apply for financial assistance and your rights and responsibilities as a renter.
Register for our Free Rental Workshop, meet our advisor, find out how to rent a home, ask questions and get answers.
Click here: New Journey Housing.
Read the Renting a Home in Manitoba booklet, a step-by-step guide to help you through the rental process, from finding a rental home to moving out.