Housing Initiatives

Property Improvement Program

Photo of Property Improvement Project.

PIP project, before and after.

The Property Improvement Program (PIP) is now closed. Program information remains available for the 2022 season for reference only.

2022 Application Process (now closed)

  1. Read the information on this page; determine whether your property is a rooming house, rental property, or homeowner property
  2. If you are able, please complete the appropriate form, which you will find linked below, on your computer and email it to housing@westbroadway.mb.ca
  3. If you require a printed form or a scanner, please contact our Office Coordinator at office.coordinator@westbroadway.mb.ca to schedule a time to come by our offices at 222 Furby Street
  4. Applications must be completed in full and all required documentation must be attached; incomplete applications will not be considered
  5. Application review will begin on August 8, 2022 and will continue until all grants have been allocated
  6. If you have submitted an application, you will receive a follow-up in August; based on the 2022 priorities, projects may be approved, rejected, or waitlisted
  7. If your project is approved, you will receive an approval letter outlining the terms of your grant; once the work is complete and you have paid for it, you will receive your grant as a reimbursement via cheque
  8. Projects that begin before application approval are not eligible; all approved projects must be completed by December 31, 2022

2022 Program Information (now closed)

PIP Overview (now closed)

With generous support from the City of Winnipeg, WBCO provides small matching grants for West Broadway property owners making improvements to the exterior of their building. Exterior improvements increase longevity, retain historical character, enhance streetscape beautification, and foster sustainability through energy efficiency measures. As a part of WBCO’s neighbourhood revitalization strategy, property improvements of this nature attract further social, economic, and community reinvestment.

We are very pleased with the final product for sure. Our property, which is a corner property, I hope now sets a tone for the entire street on what is possible. Thanks a ton. Without WBCO we could not have done this, and done this to level of quality that the house, the tenants, and the community deserves. — Rooming House Operator, 2020
  • $844K grants allocated since 2002
  • $1.9M private investment leveraged

2022 Priorities (now closed)

Priority Projects (now closed)

  • Projects that address emergency or serious structural repairs
  • Projects that will increase the energy efficiency of the property

Priority Properties (now closed)

  • First time applicants
  • Multi-family, low-income housing
  • Properties on the North side of Broadway

If your project/property falls outside of these priorities, you are still welcome to apply. Please be aware that your application may be waitlisted. Projects that begin before application approval are not eligible.

The PIP program has been a truly remarkable program for property owners like myself. If it were not for the program, I doubt that I would have been able to afford having repairs done on my property. It motivated me to put some money aside to have these essential repairs done. The program coordinator has been very helpful and ensured that the entire process was easy to follow, and always provided needed information and clarification in a timely manner. The repairs have certainly given my property a facelift, and I feel very fortunate to have been able to benefit from this much needed program. I remain grateful for the assistance provided. — Rental Property Owner, 2020

Required Application Documents for 2022 (now closed)

Rooming House Stream (now closed)

  1. A completed Rooming House PIP Application Form
  2. Two estimates from qualified contractors, or from building material retailers
  3. A copy of a current valid rooming house license issued by the City of Winnipeg

Rental Property Stream (now closed)

  1. A completed Rental Property PIP Application Form
  2. Two estimates from qualified contractors, or from building material retailers

Homeowner Stream (now closed)

  1. A completed Homeowner PIP Application Form
  2. Two estimates from qualified contractors, or from building material retailers

Resources

Need help finding contractors for your projects? This linked list includes contractors used by PIP participants in the past. This resource is intended solely for informational purposes and was last updated on April 22, 2021. ⌂ Designates a West Broadway local company ★ Designates a non-profit. If you notice an error, please contact housing@westbroadway.mb.ca

Do you have properties in other areas of the inner city? This linked map created by WBCO includes information on other similar programs. This resource is intended solely for informational purposes and was last updated April 26, 2021. Neighbourhood boundaries are approximate. Please contact each Organization listed for program and boundary details. If you notice an error, please contact housing@westbroadway.mb.ca