Who are our Clients?
The focus of New Journey Housing is on newcomers, regardless of their immigration status or arrival date in Canada. We also serve as a resource centre for those who sponsor, support and house newcomers.
Are You a Newcomer?
New Journey Housing defines "newcomer" as anyone who has recently moved to Canada. If you see yourself as a newcomer, you are welcome to utilize our resources and training as sources of support as you search for a home.
New Journey Housing will be CLOSED on Aug. 4th
The office will be closed on Monday August 4th for the long weekend. We will re-open on Tuesday August 5th.
New Rent Assist Program!
The Manitoba governemnt released a new program called Rent Assist. It will help low income people by providing a monthly benefit to help cover rental costs. They are two streams of the program: EIA Rent Assist and Non-EIA Rent Assist. For the Non-EIA program you can receive a maximum of $270/month. For more information click http://www.gov.mb.ca/jec/eia/rentassist/index.html
There is also an on-line calculator that will give you an estimate of how much benefit you could be eligable for. Click http://www.gov.mb.ca/jec/eia/rentassist/estimator.html
New Videos on how to Prepare an Apartment for Bed Bug Treatment
There are great new video resources available about how to prepare an apartment or a house for bed bug treatment. They show exactly what you have to do and are available in 12 different languages. Just go to www.northpointproductions.ca and go to DOWNLOADS, then select the video you want to see and the language you prefer.
Great Video About Why Housing Matters
Here is a great video by ReThink about why public housing matters and how it's made a difference in many lives. Watch it HERE
Loss of Subsidized Housing
"The ongoing expiry of social housing operating agreements is becoming a more prominent issue across Canada. As these agreements expire, many housing providers are finding that they cannot afford to provide the same levels of affordable or rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing without the subsidies. This is a crisis for the many households who cannot afford market rents and rely on subsidized housing." read more about the loss of subsidized housing at Fast Facts by Sarah Cooper at CCPA