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Important MB Hydro information

Manitoba Hydro has discontinued all service disconnections related to overdue accounts until further notice. This means that Manitoba Hydro will not cut off your power if you cannot pay your bill.

Manitoba Hydro’s full response to COVID-19 is available here: https://www.hydro.mb.ca/covid19/

The Tenancy Improvement Program drop-in is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. You can reach the Tenant Support Worker by calling (431) 334-9930 or by emailing
tenants@westbroadway.mb.ca

Please reach out if your power is disconnected or your rental unit is too cold. Landlords must always make sure that the temperature in the rental unit meets the minimum requirements (at all times, not just during COVID-19!). From 7:00AM until 11:00PM, the temperature must be at least 21ºC. From 11:00PM until 7:00AM, the temperature can’t be lower than 18.3ºC.

Important information for tenants

The Province of Manitoba has released important information for tenants. Due to COVID-19, the Residential Tenancies Branch (RTB) and Residential Tenancies Commission (RTC) will postpone all non-urgent eviction hearings until May 31. The situation will be monitored to determine if additional adjustments are required. During this time, evictions will only be issued for serious issues affecting health and safety. Rent increases are frozen from April 1 until further notice. The full statement is available here.

The Tenancy Improvement Program drop-in is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. You can reach the Tenant Support Worker by calling (431) 334-9930 or by emailing
tenants@westbroadway.mb.ca

Renting: Essential Information

West Broadway Community Organization will be holding two workshops on essential information for tenants.

February 21 will focus on rental rights. Come learn about your rights as a renter! If there is a problem in your apartment, such as pests, need for repairs, or conflict with your landlord, there will be housing staff available to talk one-on-one after the workshop.

February 24 will focus on Rent Assist. Having trouble paying your rent? Come learn about Rent Assist, a financial benefit available to low-income renters. If you would like to apply for Rent Assist, there will be housing staff available after the workshop to help you with application forms.

Both workshops will run from 10:00-11:00 at 222 Furby (Crossways in Common) in the 2nd floor boardroom. Free to attend!

Accessibility Information: The space is accessible by an elevator and stairs. Washrooms are not gendered. Childcare is available on site through Wolseley Family Place, on a first come, first served basis. Both workshops are free to attend. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided during the workshops. Free lunch is available after the workshops, from 12:30-1:30, at the community drop-in on the first floor.

Thank you to everyone involved: Wolseley Family Place and Crossways in Common. Thank you to our funders: Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg.

Facebook event linked here.

Poster for printing linked here.

Bed Bug and Pest Management

West Broadway Community Organization will be holding two workshops on Bed Bug and Pest Management.

January 8 will focus on treatment and the best practices for eliminating bed bugs in single and multi-family homes. Workshop presented by Taz Stuart (Poulin’s Pest Control).

January 9 will focus on preventing, identifying, and combatting bed bugs at home and in the community. Workshop presented by Christian Cassidy (Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association).

Both workshops will run from 1:30-3:00 at 222 Furby (Crossways in Common) in the 2nd floor boardroom.

Accessibility Information: The space is accessible by an elevator and stairs. Washrooms are not gendered. Free lunch is available before the workshops, from 12:30-1:30, at the community drop-in on the first floor. Childcare is available on site through Wolseley Family Place, on a first come first served basis, starting at 1:00. Free to attend, beverages will be provided during the workshops.

Thank you to everyone involved: Poulin’s, Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, Wolseley Family Place, and Crossways in Common. Thank you to our funders: Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg.

Facebook event linked here.

Poster for printing linked here.