Rent-geared-to-income Rate Change to 30%

Manitoba Housing is changing the rent-geared-to-income rate to 30 per cent of
household income. This rate comes into effect for new rent supplement clients
starting July 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018 for existing clients.

Manitoba Housing is mailing a general notice this week to all current rent supplement
clients. They will also provide clients with individual renewal notices at least three
months before their lease anniversary date. For example, clients, with a lease
anniversary date of November 1, will receive their renewal notice with the new rate
before August 1.

Rent supplement clients receiving Employment and Income Assistance are not
affected by this change. They will continue to be charged rent based on their shelter
allowance.

This change affects any tenant receiving a rent-geared-to-income subsidy, including tenants living in Manitoba Housing or in a non-profit or co-op, or in receipt of rent supplement.  This also affects households who receive non-EIA rent assist.