Housing Initiatives

Property Improvement Program

Photo of Property Improvement Project.

PIP project, before and after.

The 2024 Property Improvement Program is now open for applications!

Apply today for financial assistance to support residential repairs and upgrades. Our first application window closes May 31st, 2024. See below for full criteria, or contact us for more information.

2024 Application Process

  1. PIP is available to Rooming Houses, Rental Properties, and Fixed-Income Homeowners in the West Broadway Neighbourhood. See application forms or contact us for any questions about eligibility. Paper copies are available for pick up at our office.
  2. Submit the completed application to West Broadway Community Organization by email [email protected] or to our office at:
    Attn: Housing Coordinator
    West Broadway Community Organization
    748 Broadway
    Winnipeg, MB
  3. Applications must be completed in full and all required documentation must be attached; incomplete applications will not be considered
  4. A first application window will close May 31, 2024. Any applications received after May 31st, will be waitlisted.
  5. Grants will be awarded and all applicants will be contacted in the first week of June.
  6. Pending any remaining funds, grants may be allocated following a second window closing June 28th, 2024.
  7. If your project is approved, you will receive an approval letter of intent outlining the terms of your grant. WBCO will schedule a first inspection.
  8. Projects may only begin after WBCO's first inspection. Projects that begin before inspection may void their grant.
  9. Once the project is complete and the applicant has submitted proof of payment to WBCO, the housing coordinator will arrange a final inspection. Grants will be paid out following a complete final inspection.
  10. All projects must be completed by March 1st, 2025.

2024 Program Information

PIP Overview

With generous support from the City of Winnipeg, WBCO provides small matching grants for West Broadway property owners making improvements to their properties. These improvements maintain the historical integrity of the West Broadway housing stock while contributing to neighbourhood revitalization, stability and safety.

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
  • $861K grants allocated since 2002
  • $2.0M private investment leveraged

2024 Priorities

Priority Projects

  • Projects that contribute to the structural integrity of the property
  • Properties with lower rents or that are owned by non-profits
  • First-time applicants

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 2024

Rooming House Stream

  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

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

Homeowner Stream

  1. A completed Homeowner PIP Application Form
  2. Two estimates from qualified contractors, or from building material retailers
  3. Proof of 2022 or 2023 household income


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 or would like to recommend a contractor, please contact [email protected]

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 [email protected]