Property Improvement Program (PIP)

The 2020 Property Improvement Program (PIP) is finished for the year. We hope to be able to offer this Program again in 2021.

2020 Program Information

Do you own a residential building in West Broadway? Are you planning on completing exterior repairs this summer? You may be eligible for a grant from the West Broadway Community Organization!

PIP Overview

West Broadway Community Organization is providing small exterior fix-up grants for properties in the West Broadway neighbourhood. The purpose of the Property Improvement Program is to encourage improvements to the exterior of the house and land. These types of housing improvements increase longevity of an aging housing stock, retain historical character of buildings, enhance streetscape beautification, and foster sustainability through energy efficiency measures. As a part of West Broadway Community Organization’s neighbourhood revitalization strategy, property improvements of this nature attract further social, economic, and community reinvestment. Thank you to the City of Winnipeg for making this program possible.

2020 Priorities

Priority Projects

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

Priority Properties

  • First time applicants
  • Multi-dwelling properties
  • Properties on the North side of Broadway
  • Single-family homes with an assessed value of under $210,000
  • Low-income households

If your project/property fall outside of these priorities, your application may be waitlisted.

Projects that begin before application approval are not eligible.

2020 Required Application Documents

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 2019 after-tax income for all household income earners. Acceptable statements include either a Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment or Canada Revenue Agency Proof of Income Statement (Option C) for all household income earners.

2020 Application Decisions

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2020 Program.

After your application is received, you will be notified of the decision on the next intake date. Projects may be approved, rejected, or waitlisted to a later intake date if they fall outside of the 2020 priorities.

Intake 1: June 22, 2020

Intake 2: July 13, 2020

Intake 3: August 3, 2020

Applications received after these dates will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

All projects must be completed by the November 30, 2020 deadline.

COVID19 Policy

Due to COVID19, all applications must be submitted by email to Communication throughout the process will be available through phone and email. When site visits are conducted, applicants must maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and WBCO staff. All cheques will be mailed.

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