Category: Housing

Buying a Home in Manitoba – Plain Language Booklet

A plain-language guide to Buying a Home in Manitoba produced in partnership with the Manitoba Real Estate Association, Assiniboine Credit Union and New Journey Housing. Hard copies of the booklet may be ordered from the MANSO office for $1.50/booklet (tax included).

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CCPA: “They Can Live a Life Here” – Current and Past Tenants’ Experiences with IRCOM’s Model of Housing and Wrap-Around Supports

Finding affordable, secure, good quality housing is an essential and immediate part of the early settlement process for immigrants and refugees. Yet, obtaining appropriate housing can be daunting and often impossible in housing markets with a dearth of affordable housing and low vacancy rates. Newcomers are often unfamiliar with the particularities of local practices, lack…

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CCPA: Making Social Housing Friendly for Resettling Refugees

This work is an extension of a longer-term project that began in 2015, in which the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives partnered with Welcome Place, the housing arm of the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC), which provides housing, legal and settlement supports for newly arriving refugees in Winnipeg. Three main objectives animate this larger research…

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Manitoba Housing Webinar: Changes to Social Housing Rental Program

On August 17th, 2017, Manitoba Housing staff gave an overview of the Social Housing Rental Program, highlighting recent changes, including the new application form and interview process. Presenters: Darlene March – District Manager – SHRPII Project Lead and Lynn Giesbrecht – District Manager, SHRPII team member This webinar was hosted by MANSO’s Housing Committee and…

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Manitoba Non-EIA Rent Assist program

On January 30, 2020, MANSO and our Housing committee (with the support of New Journey Housing) hosted a Non-EIA Rent Assist Webinar session. Below is the list of resources and contact information. *Please note that the Rent Assist program will be updated every July 1st on the Province of Manitoba website, so please make sure…

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Multilingual Resource: Basics of Tenant Insurance Brochure

Did you know that as a renter in Manitoba, your landlord’s home insurance won’t cover your belongings in the event of a fire, theft, or damage? You’re also responsible for any damage that you cause to your building and for any accidental injuries incurred by someone while visiting the property. Even though you don’t own…

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Rent Assist for Newcomers (Non-EIA): Q & A Document

To learn more about the Non-EIA Rent Assist program, please visit the government website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/eia/non_rentassist_facts.html The attached Q & A document explains some of the specifics for how the program works for newcomers, including permanent residents who arrived as economic immigrants, as well as government-assisted and privately sponsored refugees. **Please note that this information is…

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Renting a Home in Manitoba – Plain Language Booklet

A plain-language guide about Renting a Home in Manitoba produced in collaboration with Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, IRCOM, New Journey Housing and the Winnipeg Rental Network, with funding support from the Manitoba Government. Hard copies of the guide can be ordered at a cost of $1.50/booklet (tax included) from the MANSO office.

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