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Manitoba Rental Housing Improvement Program

What is the Manitoba Rental Housing Improvement Program?

The Rental Housing Improvement Program (RHIP) provides financial assistance to private landlords, private non-profit landlords or housing cooperatives in Manitoba, who rent to tenants of low income, to repair or rehabilitate their property and bring it up to a minimum level of health and life safety.

Manitoba Rental Housing Improvement Program

What properties are eligible?

located in Manitoba outside of First Nations communities
rented at or below the Renovation Rental Limit* for the area
leased, or intended to be leased, to tenants whose gross household income is at or below the Program Income Limits* set by Manitoba Housing for the community
rented, or intended to be rented to occupants who are not relatives of the landlord
not currently earning forgivable financial assistance under a federal, provincial or federal/provincial government housing program
not receiving ongoing operating subsidy or assistance under, provincial, federal/provincial program (does not include rent supplement)

* contact Manitoba Housing for current limits

Manitoba Rental Housing Improvement Program

How much assistance is available under the RHIP Program?

Up to $24,000 per self-contained unit for eligible repairs may be available for qualified landlords. If the unit is located in a northern or remote community, up to $28,000 may be available to qualified landlords.

Please note:

Work done before program approval is not eligible for financial assistance.
All mandatory repairs must be completed in order to receive assistance.
Landlords are responsible for any repair costs that exceed the financial assistance available under RHIP.
RHIP financial assistance is non-repayable unless the property is sold within 15 years of the completion of the repairs.
Rental Housing Improvement Program
How to Apply for Manitoba Rental Housing Improvement Program

Manitoba Housing releases a request for applications for Rental Housing Improvement Program assistance annually. Check this web page for information on the next application intake.

If you want more details, or information on other repair programs, please contact Manitoba Housing or see our repair program page.

Manitoba Housing
Houisng Delivery Branch 200-352 Donald St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8
E-mail: housingprograms@gov.mb.ca

Manitoba Rental Housing Improvement Program

Telephone: (204) 945-0778 in Winnipeg or
Toll Free at: 1-866-689-5566 outside of Winnipeg or
E-mail: housingprograms@gov.mb.ca

Manitoba Rooming House Assistance Program

What is the Manitoba Rooming House Assistance Program?

The Manitoba Rooming House Assistance Program (RHAP) provides financial assistance to private owners of rooming houses in Manitoba to repair or rehabilitate their property. Repairs will bring rooming houses up to a minimum level of safety for tenants and may also improve livability.

Ontario Renovates Program

What properties are eligible?

  • Four or more bed units rented or intended to be rented on a monthly or annual basis.
  • Rented or intended to be rented to occupants who are not relatives of the owner.
  • Property must be a minimum of five (5) years old.
  • Property must require major repair or be lacking in basic safety, health, and/or structural requirements of the Manitoba Fire Code, and other deficiencies that put tenants at risk.

Legal and licensed by the appropriate municipal authority with rents registered with the Residential Tenancies Branch.
Located in Manitoba outside of First Nations communities.
Not currently earning forgivable financial assistance under a federal, provincial or federal/provincial government housing program.
Not receiving ongoing operating subsidy or assistance under, provincial, federal/provincial program (does not include rent supplement).

How much assistance is available under the Manitoba Rooming House Assistance Program?

Southern Manitoba:
Number of Units Maximum Funding per Bed Unit

4 to 6 $25,000

7 to 10 $20,000

11+ $18,000

Northern Manitoba:
Number of Units Maximum Funding per Bed Unit

4 to 6 $29,000

7 to 10 $24,000

11+ $22,000

The assistance available is in the form of a forgivable loan and is based on the cost of mandatory repairs and the number of eligible bed units within a project.
Please note:

Work done before program approval is not eligible for financial assistance.
All mandatory repairs must be completed in order to receive assistance
You will also be responsible for any repair costs that exceed the financial assistance available under the Manitoba Rooming House Assistance Program.
Manitoba Rooming House Assistance Program financial assistance in non-repayable unless your property is sold within 10 years of the completion of the repairs.

How to Apply for Manitoba Manitoba Rooming House Assistance Program

Manitoba Housing releases a request for applications for Rental Housing Improvement Program assistance annually. Check this web page for information on the next application intake.

Ontario Renovates Program

If you want more details, or information on other repair programs, please contact Manitoba Housing or see our repair program page.

Manitoba Housing
Housing Delivery Branch
200-352 Donald St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8
E-mail: housingprograms@gov.mb.ca

Telephone: (204) 945-0778 in Winnipeg or
Toll Free at: 1-866-689-5566 outside of Winnipeg

Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program Increasing mobility, safety and independence for Manitobans with a disability.

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program Important Notes

 

  • Financial assistance doesn’t have to be paid back as long as the home is not sold within five years OR the rental unit is leased to eligible tenants at an agreed-upon amount for five years.
  • Work must be directly related to the client’s disability and be permanent.
  • You are responsible for any work that exceeds the financial assistance available under the Residential Adaptations for Disabilities program.
  • Work done before program approval is not eligible for financial assistance.

How to Apply for Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

If you want an application package, or for more information on our other repair programs, please contact Manitoba Housing or visit manitoba.ca/housing/repair.html

Phone: 204-945-5566 in Winnipeg or toll-free 1-866-689-5566 outside of Winnipeg.
Email: housing@gov.mb.ca
In person: 2nd Floor – 352 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8

The Residential Adaptations for Disabilities program is provided with financial support from the Government of Canada.

Homeowners with low income, and landlords with tenants who have low incomes, may apply for financial assistance to make adaptations to homes and housing units. These adaptations will help increase mobility, safety and independence for a person who finds it difficult to do everyday tasks in their home.

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program Eligible Homeowners and Landlords

You may be eligible for assistance if the following applies to you:

Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program Homeowners:

  • Your home is your primary residence and is located in Manitoba, outside of First Nations communities.
  • Your total gross household income is at or elow the income limit set by Manitoba Housing for your community.
  • Someone in your household has a disability or limitation that makes it difficult to perform daily living activities Landlords
  • Renovations are made to self-contained rental units that have rents at, or below, the affordable rent amount for the area, both before and after the work takes place.
  • Renovations are made on units that are occupied, or will be occupied, by tenants with disabilities who have a total gross household income that is at or below the income limit set by Manitoba Housing for the community.

Contact Manitoba Housing for more information on total gross household income limits, affordable rents set for your community, and other requirements to qualify for this program.

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Eligible Disabilities or Limitations

 

  • Mobility – limited ability to walk and move from room to room
  • Agility – limited ability to bend, dress or undress, get in and out of bed, use fingers to grasp or handle objects, reach or cut food
  • Endurance – limited ability to carry things or stand for long periods
  • Sight – limited ability to read ordinary newspapers or see someone from four (4) meters away
  • Hearing – limited ability to hear conversations with others
  • Mental capacity – poor memory or mental difficulties

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Eligible Renovations and Assistance
Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Homeowners and landlords may be eligible for
financial assistance to make adaptations that
increase mobility, safety and independence that
include but are not limited to the following:

installing handrails in hallways and stairways

changes to storage areas in the kitchen,
bathroom and laundry room

installing lever handles on doors, sinks and
bathtubs

installing grab bars in the kitchen, bathroom
and bedroom

installing wheel chair ramps

widening entryways and interior doors

changing tubs, sinks, vanities and toilets

installing lift systems in bathrooms and
bedrooms

changing floor covering

moving plumbing and electrical
A program officer may visit your home or property
to determine what adaptations are eligible.
Available Assistance

Up to $16,000 for eligible adaptations may be
available to qualified homeowners or landlords.
If the property is located in a northern or
remote community, up to $19,000 may be
available to qualified homeowners or landlords.

If the adaptations exceed $3,500 a medical
certificate is required.

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance

helps homeowners with low income make major home repairs. Homeowners with low income may be eligible for financial assistance to repair or restore their home to a minimum level of
health and safety.

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance Eligible homeowners


You may be eligible for assistance if the
following applies to you:


the home you are making an application
for is:

in need of major repair

your primary residence

located in Manitoba outside of First
Nations communities

at least five years old

assessed at a value no higher than
the current program limit

your total gross household income is at
or below the income limit set by
Manitoba Housing for your community
Contact Manitoba Housing for more
information about home value limits
and gross household income limits
set for your community, and other
requirements to qualify for this
program.

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance Eligible repairs

Homeowners may be eligible for
assistance to make repairs that bring a
property up to a minimum level of health
and safety. Repairs must relate to at least
one of the following:


structural

plumbing

fire safety

electrical

heating

A program officer may visit your home to
determine what repairs are needed.

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance Available assistance

Up to $20,000 for eligible repairs may be
available to qualified homeowners. If your
home is located in a northern or remote
community, up to $23,000 may be
available to qualified homeowners.

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance Important notes

All repairs must be completed within six
months of approval.

You will be responsible for any repair
costs that exceed the financial assistance
available under the Homeowner
Renovation Assistance Program.

The financial assistance doesn’t have to
be paid back unless you sell, rent or
transfer title of your home within five
years of completing the repairs.

Work done before you receive program
approval is not eligible for financial
assistance.

How to apply for Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance

To request an application package, or for
information on our other repair programs,
please contact Manitoba Housing or visit

manitoba.ca/housing/repair.html

Phone: 204-945-5566 in Winnipeg or
toll-free 1-866-689-5566 outside of
Winnipeg.
Email: housing@gov.mb.ca
In person: 2nd Floor – 352 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance

Manitoba Homeowner Renovation Assistance
Program is provided with financial
support from the Government of Canada.

Building Garden Suite Edmonton-Alberta

Building Garden Suite Edmonton-Alberta

Building Garden Suite Edmonton-Alberta allows maximum one-time grant of up to $20,000. There are many different programs that are available to Alberta Homeowners to save money on purchasing homes, or making renovations.  A Secondary Suite:Is a self-contained dwelling located within a single detached house
Has separate cooking, sleeping and bathing facilities. Has a separate entrance from the single detached house, either from a common indoor landing or directly from the exterior of the house

 

Building Garden Suite Edmonton-Alberta

Is a self-contained dwelling located above or attached to a side or rear of a detached garage, or detatched from the principal single detatched house Is accessory to a single detached house
Has an entrance separate from the vehicle entrance to the rear detached garage, either from a common indoor landing or directly from the exterior of the structure
Has separate cooking, sleeping and bathroom facilities

Building Garden Suite Edmonton-Alberta
Get your copy of
Directory Forgivable Canadian Real Estate Grants
now at
www.GovernmentGrantsCanada.ca


Eligibility of the Homeowner (Applicant) for Building Garden Suite Edmonton-Alberta

Fund at least 50% of the eligible costs (without relying on other government funding)
Be the owner-occupier of the principal residential unit where the suite is proposed
Rent the secondary suite to an eligible tenant earning within the maximum income threshold by household size in the city of Edmonton
Sign and commit to fulfill the terms and conditions of a 5-year operating agreement
Have no tax arrears on the property
Hold title or have valid offer to purchase

Building Garden Suite Edmonton-Alberta

Funding Parameters

Maximum one-time grant of up to $20,000
Up to a maximum of 50% of the eligible costs
Meet City zoning and Alberta Building Code requirements to permit a secondary or garden suite
Suite must be located within the boundaries of the City of Edmonton
Eligible costs include: required servicing, building materials, qualified labour for construction to meet minimum health and safety code requirements for secondary suites, valid development and construction permits

 

Ineligible costs include: furnishings, appliances, and site development
Costs incurred prior to approval of Cornerstones grant funding are not eligible
Funding will be committed based on the figures submitted. Cost overruns will not be covered by the City of Edmonton

 

Application Requirements (Required Documentation)

Completed application form, signed and dated by all parties on title
Copy of Notice of Directors or a Corporation Search if the property is owned by a company
Valid 2017 development permit form for a secondary suite or a valid garden suite permit
Itemized estimates of the total construction costs of the proposed suite
Copy of a floor plan of the proposed suite approved by a City Plans Examiner
Copy of land title or valid offer to purchase
Copy of current property tax notice or assessment
Confirmation of project financingApplication Process

Building Garden Suite Edmonton-Alberta

Submit a completed application package with all the required documentation to: Housing and Homelessness, 2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue NW
Approval of grant funding will be given in writing within an approval package which will contain an approval letter, 4 operating agreements, and schedule A for potential tenants to fill out
Schedule and pass pre-drywall inspection
Schedule and pass final inspection
Submit copies of paid receipts/invoices and return the 4 copies of the operating agreement (with original signatures of all parties on title) to: Housing and Homelessness, 2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue NW
City will issue the cheque when all requirements have been met
A completion package will be sent shortly thereafter which will contain a completion letter, occupancy permit sticker, and a sealed operating agreement

 

Post-construction Obligations

The homeowner must maintain tenancy records for the term of the 5 year operating agreement, and make them available at any time the City requests to see them
The homeowner must notify the City when the suite is vacant during the term of the operating agreement
The City retains the right to access the property and monitor the project and ensure compliance with all terms and conditions of the operating agreement over its 5-year term
The City may inspect a Program-funded property on an annual basis
The homeowner and tenant must provide a City inspector access within one week of a request being made to enter the premises for up to 5 years after the receipt of Program funding
A homeowner who breaches the terms of the signed operating agreement will result in full repayment of the entire grant amount.

DISCLAIMER

We believe the information contained in this
article to be accurate.It is presented with the
understanding that we are not engaged in
rendering legal,accounting, or investment advice.

When professional assistance is required,
utilize the services of a licensed real estate
broker, lawyer, accountant,
or other consultant as may be required.

Building Garden Suite Edmonton-Alberta
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