The Manitoba government is increasing rental costs for some low-income earners and giving them fewer options on where they can live.

The province has sent letters to landlords and tenants in public housing units that rent will be raised later this year to 28 per cent of a renter’s income.

People are currently charged 25 per cent for bachelor suites and 27 per cent for larger units.

The government announced a similar increase two weeks ago for low-income earners who rent on the private market.