In August 2013, the Province of Manitoba introduced changes to its RentAid program benefiting many low-income households as well as individuals on EIA. The changes increased levels of benefits and improved access to the program. This report analyses the effects of these changes and makes recommendations for how the program could be improved further. Even with the changes, many households lack adequate income to afford appropriate shelter. Ultimately, RentAid needs to be increased and better integrated with other programs so that together they adequately and realistically reflect housing market conditions in Manitoba.
Province increases aid to low-income families
September 19, 2013