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Rent Assist Community Information Sessions

November 19, 2015

Manitoba Jobs and Economy is holding information sessions about changes to its Rent Assist program.  Please see below for details:

Invitation: Rent Assist Community Information Sessions

Rent Assist is a shelter benefit available to Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) recipients, as well as other low-income Manitobans renting in the private market. As announced in the Government of Manitoba’s Budget 2015, maximum Rent Assist benefits are increasing to 75% of Median Market Rent in December 2015. The Median Market Rent is established by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and reflects the midpoint between the highest and lowest amount of rent and utility costs that all households actually pay.

You are invited to attend an information session to learn about the details of this change for both EIA clients and other low-income Manitobans renting in the private market.

This session will be of particular interest to community agencies providing supports and services to low-income Manitobans.

You can choose one of the following two session dates:

Session #1               Monday, December 7, 2015

9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Session #2               Wednesday, December 16, 2015

9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Location:                 North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility

90 Sinclair Street

RSVP:            Please confirm your attendance by emailing eia@gov.mb.ca with your name, the name of your organization, and your preferred session date no later than Tuesday, December 2, 2015.

Questions? Email eia@gov.mb.ca or call 204-945-0028.

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One Comment
  1. Teraann Bilous permalink

    Are there any upcoming information sessions about this. EIA participants are to sign a binding agreement of utility terms by June. Also this stays in effect if they move and their utility’s needs or offerings change with their housing. Teraann@hotmail.com

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