Housing Initiatives

Bed Bug Supports

92 percent of West Broadway households are renters, the majority of whom live in multiunit 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 in dealing with infestations
  • Access to educational community and provincial resources for bed bug sufferers
  • Access to free or low-cost mattress covers, interceptors and traps

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
  • Partnering with local agencies to help them promote bed bug awareness and assist clients
  • Promoting the provincial bed bug strategy, and the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants