What does an actual housing allowance look like? Manitoba’s Rent Assist program
Josh Brandon, Jesse Hajer and Michael Mendelson, October 2017
In 2015, Manitoba pioneered a brand-new type of housing program in Canada, called ‘Rent Assist.’  Rent Assist is unique in making housing affordable for almost every resident of the province. Rent Assist is a proven, practical model for a better, equitable and sustainable housing assistance program for all low-income renters. Despite its path-breaking nature, the Manitoba Rent Assist program has had little attention outside of the province.  The purpose of this paper is to introduce the rest of Canada to Manitoba’s Rent Assist program.

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