Emmaus House operates as a self-sufficient non-profit. Those who live at Emmaus House cover the costs for rent and community living. We believe that the financial contribution by each person is an investment into the community rather than simply paying rent or purchasing a service. Coordinators live on-site as part of the community to share the cost and provide logistical support for budget management (grocery shopping, supplies, maintenance) and coordination of community life. This is an added benefit that is almost unquantifiable! If the goal is to live as cheaply as possible, living at Emmaus House may not be the solution for you. However, there will be no "set up costs" or "hidden costs" associated with living in this community and it is not more than living on campus.
Payment*: (these prices are for the 2020-21 academic year and are subject to slight change for the Summer 2021 and following academic year) RENT: including utilities, furnishings, supplies, internet, TV, access to all parts of the house, parking, coordinator's time/support.
Double room: $2280/ semester (4 months or $570/month)
Single room: $3080/ semester (4 months or $770/month)
FOOD & Household Supplies: $1040/semester (4 months or $260/month)
During the academic year, students must be prepared to pay for their share of the lease agreement in full at the beginning of each semester. Other arrangements must be discussed with the coordinators. Students are responsible for their own bedding/linens, desk lamps, extension cords, hangers, laundry supplies, and toiletries.
Lease agreement*: All community members sign a Shared Tenancy Lease Agreement which
covers two semesters from September to end of April with the option to extend over the summer months as indicated by each student and as determined by the community.
indicates that we choose to live as a group, share the housekeeping, meal preparation, and will contribute to the decision making and costs associated with community life.
indicates the total amount per month paid to the landlords for fixed costs associated with the property.
is signed by coordinators/landlords as part of the ‘group’ for the purposes of daily decision making and for the coordination and payment of all financial obligations associated with the property. A budget and breakdown of all expenses covered by income will be open to the group.
*Note: We have purposely outlined the Payment and Lease Agreement, above, to fit with "Shared Tenancy" definitions in the City of Winnipeg. Please contact us for further details or questions regarding financial questions or for summer options.