Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba are a type of rental housing located on a property that normally accommodates a single-family house. It is a dwelling unit secondary to an existing primary dwelling unit and contains its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom and living area. Secondary suites can increase the number of affordable rental units available in the housing market and create more opportunities for home ownership.

The Secondary Suite program provides financial help to eligible homeowners for the construction of a secondary suite. The financial assistance is provided in the form of a forgivable loan for 50 per cent of the total construction and renovation costs, to a maximum of $35,000.

Homeowners enter into a 10-year agreement, over which time the loan is forgiven on a pro-rata basis.

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

The secondary suite can be:

in the basement or an above ground addition to the main dwelling

a garden suite which is a self-contained unit that is not attached to the principal dwelling, but built on the same property

a carriage suite or garage suite which is a self-contained unit located above or attached to the side or rear of a garage

The Secondary Suites Program is provided with the financial support from the Government of Canada.

Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba Eligibility

Program eligibility is established when the applicant, the primary dwelling, the secondary suite and costs meet the following criteria:

Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba Applicant

The applicant must own the property and live in the primary dwelling full-time where the secondary suite is to be developed. For new construction, confirmation that the applicant will own and occupy the property needs to be provided.

The applicant must be willing and able to enter into a legal agreement with Manitoba Housing and fulfill the requirements of the program.

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba Primary Dwelling


The existing primary dwelling must meet Manitoba Housing minimum safety and health standards. Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba Secondary Suite. The secondary suite must be a private, self-contained residential unit that meets all national, provincial and municipal bylaws, codes and standards. The resident(s) of the secondary suite must have an annual gross household income at or below the applicable threshold, as set out by Manitoba Housing. A lease agreement with the rental rate, at or below the maximum rental rate as set out by Manitoba Housing is required. The monthly rental charge must be inclusive of essential services (heat, water, and gas). If the owners rent out the unit to relatives and choose not to charge a monthly rent, a formal rental agreement is still required.

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba Costs


Eligible costs include the following:

  • costs associated with applying for funding, including creating drawings of the proposed construction/renovation and obtaining a building permit
  • costs associated with building the secondary suite, including material and labour costs incurred after loan approval
  • all taxes, legal costs and other costs associated with applying for and building the secondary suite that are incurred after loan approval
  • Costs associated with bringing an existing primary dwelling up to the minimum standards or to comply with municipal building codes cannot be funded by the Secondary Suites

How To Apply for Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Review program information and complete the pre-application checklist

Contact us for an application and for detailed information on the program at:
Telephone: (204) 945- 5566 or
Toll Free: 1-866-689-5566 or
E-mail: housingprograms@gov.mb.ca

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Complete the Secondary Suites Application Form.

  • A complete application package includes the following documents:
  • Secondary Suites Program Checklists Document (PDF)
  • Secondary Suites Application Form
  • Proof of Ownership
  • Floor Plan or Engineer Drawings

Submit completed application and supporting documents to the address below:
Secondary Suites Program
Manitoba Housing
Housing Delivery Branch
200-352 Donald St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8

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.