Rent supplements providing housing assistance to Islanders
The Prince Edward Island government is on track to meet and exceed its target of 275 new affordable housing units this year.
With 230 new rent supplement arrangements created since the release of the Housing Action Plan in July, government will meet the target of 275 new affordable housing units for this year and 1,000 over the next four years with the help of Islanders. Islanders can apply to the Family Housing Program or the Seniors Housing Program at any housing office or online.
“Rent Supplements are an excellent way to work with private landlords for Islanders who already have housing that meets the needs of their families,” said Family and Human Services Minister, Tina Mundy. “It is a great way to help those who wish to stay in their homes and close to transportation, schools, employment and supports from friends and family.”
As part of its Housing Action Plan, government is working with Islanders on housing initiatives aimed at improving housing affordability across the province and ensuring every Islander has access to safe, accessible, affordable housing.
A scan of short term rentals, such as Airbnbs, across the province is also currently underway to assess the situation and explore solutions.
For a full copy of the Housing Action Plan visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/housing-action-plan.