Manitoba Housing

Complex application

Need you to file taxes and apply separately

Manitoba Housing provides low-income Manitobans in the greatest need with subsidized housing. Manitoba Housing provides a range of quality housing such as apartments, townhouses, duplexes and houses for individuals, families and seniors.

The Social Housing Rental Program provides:

  • Access to shelter for low-income households in core housing need (adequate, affordable and suitable housing)
  • A subsidy that is the difference between the market rent for unit and the rent the tenant pays. The rent a tenant pays is based on a percentage of total gross household income. This is commonly referred to as Rent-Geared-To-Income (RGI).
  • A rent based on a percentage of income that does not exceed the affordability benchmark set by CMHC.
  • Supports to achieve a successful tenancy and transition to alternate housing options when appropriate.

To be able to get help through the Social Housing Rental Program:

  • You must be in core housing need.
  • You must be either a Canadian Citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, a refugee claimant or have legal status to live and/or work in Canada.
  • You must have total adjusted household income at or below the Social Housing Rental Program Income Limits established by Manitoba Housing where applicable.
  • have a total adjusted household income at or below the rental Program Income Limits (PILs)
  • Provide a rental history
  • Pay outstanding debt owed to the program or sign an approved payment plan

To maintain eligibility for this program, you must supply information to verify eligibility annually.

International students and Permanent Residents - Family Class are not eligible.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Steps to apply:

  1. Step 1: Determine where you would like to live.
  2. Step 2: Obtain and complete all sections of the application (PDF) and ensure that the information provided is correct.
  3. Step 3: Print (if downloaded and completed online), sign and submit your complete application to Manitoba Housing.
  4. Step 4: Notify Manitoba Housing immediately of any changes.

Supporting documents are not needed at the time of application, however, supporting documents may be required at a later stage to confirm eligibility. Manitoba Housing will contact you and provide you with a list of documents that will be needed to verify the information on your application.

A consent form will need to be signed indicating that the applicant consents to the release by the CRA to the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation of information from the participants income tax return.

Once submitted, Manitoba Housing will contact you to verify information and discuss next steps.

Contact details for inquiries about this benefit program are as follows:

2nd Fl – 352 Donald St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8

Phone: 204-945-4663
Toll Free: 1-800-661-4663

For more detailed information on the application process, visit the Manitoba Housing webpage.

Last updated: April 2, 2024