Thank you for your interest in the Rent Guarantee Program, administered by Jubilee Fund in partnership with Manitoba’s women shelters, transitional housing organizations and other support organizations,
The Rent Guarantee Program is the first of its kind in Manitoba. One of the significant barriers for renters is the lack of a guarantor for their lease, and Jubilee Fund is stepping in to fill that gap. The Rent Guarantee Program is intended for at-risk women who have the capacity to make full rent payments but are facing the barrier of a lack of rental history.
For the program pilot year, Jubilee Fund will partner with provincial women’s shelters, transitional housing organizations and other support organization to help women without a permanent home, break into the rental market. Jubilee Fund’s role is to act as a guarantor. With this program, women who may have been vulnerable to predatory landlords or returning to an unsafe living situation have an opportunity to build a positive rental history, build healthy community supports, and maintain their independence.
Through Jubilee Fund’s unique structure to provide financing in a way that’s unconventional for charities, Jubilee Fund will be able to be a guarantor for up to 40 applicants in 2022. Jubilee Fund plans to expand the Rent Guarantee Program to support other demographics like newcomers and at-risk youth if the pilot-year 2022 proves successful and additional funding is secured.
If you are in individual seeking a rent-guarantee, please complete the Application Form below. If you have any questions, please email Krista for further questions.