Assisting Renters

Manitoba's Rent Assist in the Context of Canada's National Housing Strategy
April 15, 2020
3.37 MB88 pages

Assisting Renters examines how Manitoba’s Rent Assist program fits into the larger policy framework regarding Canada’s obligation to support access to safe, affordable, quality housing. This report details how rent supplements are one part of a low-cost housing strategy that also includes non-profit and co-operative housing and public housing. It uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand how the Rent Assist program has evolved over time, how it affects poverty outcomes and the rental housing market in Manitoba, and the experiences of tenants, non-profit housing providers and private landlords with Rent Assist.