New Journey Housing is a resource centre for newcomer housing in Manitoba,
with a focus on Winnipeg. We provide help, assistance, and resources to guide
newcomers to rent or purchase housing, and manage their money. Our primary
clients are newcomers to Canada including permanent residents, international
students, temporary foreign workers, asylum seekers, and naturalized Canadians.
We also support sponsors, landlords, and anyone else involved in newcomer housing.
We don't own housing directly, but we are actively involved in advocating and supporting
new housing projects in Manitoba.
If you would like to register as a client with New Journey Housing, please contact us.
Manitoba is one of the three prairie provinces located at the centre of Canada.
It prides itself as the friendly province of Canada. Know more about Manitoba here.
To help you prepare yourself before your arrival in Manitoba,
learn about housing-related information, neighbourhood centres, and more, click here.
Welcome to Winnipeg!
In this page, you will find housing information and support available to you as a newcomer resident of Winnipeg. Find here also information on settlement services that you can avail of. Click here.
Come visit New Journey Housing today!
What is Rent Assist or subsidized housing and how to apply for it?
Rent Assist is a Manitoba government program that provides low income people with monthly financial benefit to cover a portion of rental costs.
People not receiving Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) may apply for Rent Assist. Depending on the income level, a maximum of $511 for single adult per month can be provided. Read the Rent Assist Facts for more information. Download the Rent Assist Application Form to apply.
To estimate how much benefits you may be able to receive, visit the Rent Assist Estimator.
Subsidized housing is public housing where you pay your rent based on 27% of your household income. Know more about subsidized housing here.
The Residential Tenancies Branch (RTB) released information about assisted living or retirement residences, what landlords need to know brochure, Rent Assist benefit increase, and ways to avoid rental scams.
Read from Open Doors publication here.
On March 22, 2016, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) welcomed the announcements made by the Federal Government to double its investments in affordable housing and homelessness over the next two years. Read CHRA's news clip here.
To offer your donations or to volunteer, call the Red Cross
Syrian Refugee Info Line 1-888-662-3211.
We appreciate your support!
If you are a sponsor of incoming refugees, contact us if you need to:
- find housing
- apply for rent supplements
- train on tenancy rules and responsibilities
If you are a person wanting to help in housing, contact us if you need to:
- learn to become a landlord
- find a tenant
Our services are all free!
See media report on Syrian Refugees here.
The Manitoba government made an official announcement of an enhanced Rent Assist Program effective December 1st, 2015. The program will provide better benefits for families and individuals who pay more than 25 percent of their income on rent.
Minister Kevin Chief gave his remarks in an event hosted by New Journey Housing.
View photos of the announcement here.
Buying a Home in Manitoba -- NEW!
After reading the booklet, we greatly encourage you to attend our free home purchasing workshop to put all information together.
To order copies, visit MIRSSA website.
Read a feature article in Winnipeg Free Press about the booklet here.
Renting a Home in Manitoba
This booklet covers all information about finding a home to rent and all the rules about living in a rental home in
Making Your Money Work
This booklet is a good reading to understand how to earn, spend, save, invest, borrow money and many more!
Bed bugs are a problem in Winnipeg and in many communities. Visit Bite Back Winnipeg to get good information about them.
Watch video Dealing with Bedbugs in 21 different languages and learn how to prepare your apartment or house for bed bug treatment.
This is courtesy of North Point Productions.