CCPA releases Rent Assist Benefit Report


The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba Office has released a new report “Making Space for Change:  The Story of Manitoba’s Rent Assist Benefit” authored by Josh Brandon and Jesse Hajer.

This paper documents some of the organizing history leading up to implementation of the Rent Assist benefit, precursors and provincial policy context from which the Rent Assist program emerged, as well as changes to the Rent Assist program since it was implemented. Rent Assist has been highlighted as a model for overcoming the deficiencies of existing housing benefit programs across Canada while addressing the needs of both social assistance recipients and low income working households.

To read the report click here