Housing and Aging in Place Options
There are many different types of housing and support options available-whether you are staying in your current home or considering a future move. This section provides information on:
- Staying in your own home or age in place
- Planning for Aging in Place
- Types of Housing
- Seniors' Housing Directories/Find Housing
- Resources for Developing Housing
Manitoba Housing: www.gov.mb.ca/housing
SUBSIDIZED RENTAL HOUSING
Manitoba Housing provides subsidized rental housing in both properties that
Manitoba Housing owns and operates and in properties that are owned and
operated by private and nonprofit housing partners. For more information, please
SUPPORTS FOR SENIORS IN GROUP LIVING (SSGL)
The Supports for Seniors in Group Living model developed through Manitoba’s
Aging in Place Initiative provides enhanced supports within some designated
existing seniors’ housing at no charge to tenants.
Supports range from one-on-one help arranging appointments or transportation,
to social activities and expanded meal programs.
Your local Senior Resource Coordinator or Community Resource Coordinator may
also be able to provide you with this information.
As part of the aging-in-place initiative, Supportive Housing can help delay or avoid
moving into a personal care home. Some features of Supportive Housing include:
• accommodation in a safe apartment within a community setting
• personal support services
• 24-hour support and supervision
In Supportive Housing the tenant pays the rent and a service package. This
could include things like meals, laundry, housekeeping, etc. And the Regional
Health Authority pays for the personal care provided through home care (no cost
to the tenant).
Eligibility for supportive housing is assessed through the Regional Health
Authority’s Home Care Program. For more information on home care in your
region, visit your RHA website.
PERSONAL CARE HOMES
Personal care homes provide 24-hour nursing care. When a person experiences a
serious physical or mental decline, a personal care home may be a good option.
Personal care homes are designed for those who can no longer live comfortably or
safely at home or in a supportive housing setting.
View the links below for more information about personal care homes and how to
• Manitoba Health – Personal Care Homes in Manitoba
• Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba – FAQs about Personal
There are supports available to older adults who are renting and want to age
• provides financial help to low-income seniors who rent their accommodations
• helps make your rent more affordable by paying you a benefit
• Bases the amount on your income and the cost of rent in the market for your
For more information, visit the Rent Assist.
Did you know your landlord has obligations under the provincial Human Rights
Code to make a reasonable accommodation to a request from a tenant based on a
protected characteristic such as having a disability?
Reasonable accommodation often involves a simple change to how something
is done that takes into account a special need a person or group has based on
a protected characteristic. An example is a landlord installing a flashing smoke
detector in the apartment of a tenant who is deaf. Please contact the Manitoba
Human Rights Commission for more information.
RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES BRANCH:
The Residential Tenancies Branch can help you by providing information on
rent increases, ensuring landlords follow rent increase guidelines, repairs and
deposits, mediating disputes between tenants and landlords, and more. For more
information, visit the Residential Tenancies Branch.
You will need to consider your current and future housing and support needs.
Careful planning may assist you in making a move that is right for you and avoiding
a move that does not meet your needs.
Before considering a move and signing an agreement, find out as much
information as possible about the services provided (if any), the housing provider
or landlord, and possible rent and service charges and increases.
WHAT LEGISLATION PROTECTS YOU?
• Renters: The Residential Tenancies Branch administers The Residential
• Condo Owners: The Life Leases Act and tenancy-related matters fall under
The Condominium Act.
• First-Time Renters: find more resources and information on moving in, forms,
policies, fees, and fact sheets
Other Housing Resources
A&O SUPPORT SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS HOUSING DIRECTORY
Provides information about a variety of housing options in each community area.
BUG N’ SCRUB PROGRAM
For vulnerable persons who need help due to limitations that prevent them from
preparing their homes, the Bug N Scrub bed bug program provides a variety of
preparation services such as moving furniture, general cleaning, laundry service,
and reducing and removing clutter. Vulnerable persons who need service must be
referred by qualified organizations or individuals who have first- hand knowledge
of the needs of the applicant.
LONG TERM & CONTINUING CARE ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA
Provides information on care options for seniors and their families, including home
care, aging-in-place communities, safety and support, transportation, socialization,
and financial resources. Also provides information on housing choices for seniors
and their caregivers, including retirement living options, independent housing,
supportive housing, and personal care homes.
Suite 202 – 135 McGregor St., Winnipeg, MB, R2W 4V7
MANITOBA NON-PROFIT HOUSING ASSOCIATION
The Manitoba Rent Relief Fund provides interest-free loans to eligible tenants
behind in their rent, utilities, or who need to move into more suitable housing.
Suite 310 – 63 Albert St., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1G4
Phone: Call or text 431-813-4357 (431-813-HELP)
Toll-free 1-855-955-4234 (1-855-955-4CFH)
Website: manitobahelps.com and mnpha.com
NEW JOURNEY HOUSING: HOUSING RESOURCE CENTRE FOR
NEWCOMERS TO CANADA
Provides information related to housing and benefits like Rent Assist, Child Tax
Benefit, and GST to newcomers to Canada, regardless of how long they’ve been in
Canada or their immigration status.
Unit 200, 2nd Floor – 305 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J7
Hoarding Disorder Supports
A & O: SUPPORT SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS INC.
Provides a voluntary program that helps individuals 55+ experiencing hoarding
behaviours to live safely in their homes.
200 – 207 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1M5
Phone: 204-956-6440 – ask for Intake
Toll-free: 1-888-333-3121 – ask for Intake
OCD CENTRE MANITOBA INC.
Provides support, education, and information to people with obsessive-compulsive
disorder (OCD), hoarding disorder, and problems with excessive clutter, as well
as their families and health professionals. Offers support groups for individuals
struggling with OCD and hoarding disorder.
930 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0P8
Rental Housing in the R.M. of Macdonald:
- Riverdale Apartments & Starview Manor, Starbuck
Contact: Norm and Donna Murray: 204.996.1773
- La Salle 50+ Apartments, La Salle (Manitoba Housing)
- Mandan Manor, Sanford
Contact Gisele Alarie: 204-882-2672
Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services Online Counseling
The Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services (MFRSS) provides telephone and on-line counselling & support to farmers, rural and northern Manitobans.
Toll Free: 1-866-367-3276
The Seniors & Healthy Aging Secretariat (SHAS) publishes a Legal Information Guide for Seniors which contains information on wills, power of attorneys and health care directives.
To receive a copy, contact SHAS.
Seniors Information Line:
In Winnipeg: 204-945-6565
Transportation Options Network for Seniors (TONS)
Informs and educates Manitobans on transportation options that enhance quality of life with programs such as:The Changing Seats presentations that highlights challenges faced by older adults. Adaptations can be made to continue driving and options are available to those no longer able to drive.
For more information:
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
Offers a wide range of services and benefits for qualified Veterans.
Non-profit community service that provides 24 hour security with a personal safety alarm.
Phone: 204-956-6777 or Toll free 1-888-722-5222
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