Are you looking for an apartment in Manitoba?
Watch this video from Entry Program. Listen as Karen Giesbrecht of New Journey Housing talks about finding housing, how to maintain an apartment, and how to deal with your landlord. Get a pen and paper ready. Take notes so you won’t forget:
Rental Information, the video produced by North Point Productions.
Rental housing options:
Go to New Journey Housing to get information on rental housing. Join their free workshops to learn about housing options. Get the Renting a Home in Manitoba booklet for a step-by-step guide.
Keep your home healthy and safe
Stay comfortable and safe in your new home. Follow these tips:
- Know security and safety features of your building. Get good locks for your windows and doors. Don’t let strangers come inside your house or building.
- Don’t attract pests. Don’t leave open food or garbage out. Clean your home regularly. Remove clutter. Control moisture in your home. Moisture can cause molds to grow. Use your bathroom and kitchen fans. Use a dehumidifier if necessary. Read Garbage, plumbing and other household concerns to learn more about keeping your home clean and pest-free.
- Prevent fires. Don’t use overcrowded electric outlets. Never smoke in bed. Do it outdoors. Don’t light a candle near curtains. Clean grease from pans and stovetop regularly. Install smoke detectors in your home. Test them once a month. Read Fire safety tips for newcomers to know more.
- Get insured. Buy home insurance for protection. It replaces the cost of your belongings in case of fire or theft.
- Check for molds. Mold looks like a fuzzy or powdery green, brown or black growth. Check cold and moist areas in your house. Molds are a serious health risk. It can make you or a family member sick. It can trigger asthma or allergies. Tell your landlord right away when you see mold.
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Read Arranging temporary housing before you arrive if you are still in your home country.
Check the Manitoba Rent Assist Program page to see if you can get help for rent.
Go to the Residential Tenancies Branch website to know your rights as a tenant.
Read Do you need assistance for getting settled? Here’s where to get help. Get support on housing, furniture, food, clothing and health.
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