Housing Initiatives

Bed Bug Supports

90 percent of West Broadway households are renters, the majority of whom live in multi-unit buildings where bed bugs can migrate from one unit to another if left unchecked. With generous support from the Province of Manitoba, WBCO is available to support tenants and landlords as follows.

Services offered

  • Bed Bug advice and tenant/landlord mediation in dealing with infestations
  • Access to free or low-cost mattress covers, interceptors and traps
  • Short-term access to an industrial-grade steamer

This program’s goals include

  • Working with community members to promote education and awareness to help individuals successfully combat and prevent infestations
  • Partnering with landlords on strategies to reduce bed bugs in their buildings
  • Educating residents on pest prevention and mitigation, and the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants