Applicant Information

Friends Housing Inc currently has a waiting list for both apartments and townhouses.


21 1-bedroom 612 square feet apartment units for people with a mental illness
6 2 -bedroom 960 square feet apartment units for people with a mental illness
6 2-bedroom 936 square feet townhouse units for low income families
9 3-bedroom 1084 square feet townhouse units for low income families



Entrance Criteria and Application Procedure

Applicants who apply for the apartment block must be able to live independently, diagnosed with a mental illness, on medication and is 18 years of age or older.

All tenants accepted to Friends Housing Inc. will meet the following criteria:

  • Compliance with the Landlord Tenancies Act
  • Compliance with the standards and requirements of Manitoba Housing Authority
  • Compliance with the Rules and Regulations of Friends Housing Inc.
  • Display a willingness and ability to live in harmony with other tenants.

Persons diagnosed having psychiatric illness and special needs arising from this:

Will also supply the name, address, and phone number of:

  • Next of kin
  • Psychiatrist and/or other treating physician
  • Social Worker or Mental Health Worker.

Will attest to the following:

  • Freedom from violent behaviours
  • Freedom from active suicidal tendencies
  • No active alcohol problems
  • No active drug abuse problem
  • Ability to manage own prescription drugs
  • At least a moderate ability to manage own household.

All applicants are required to complete the standard Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation Application for Family Housing forms. It is preferred that all applicants drop their application in person. Those who seem to meet the above criteria may be interviewed in person by the Executive Director to determine suitability. Those deemed suitable will be put on a waiting list until space becomes available. Persons on the waiting list need to make contact annually to keep their status current, or if applicant information changes i.e. phone number or contact address. It is not necessary to call every week.