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Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation envisions a vibrant, healthy, sustainable community neighbourhood of empowered stakeholders, successful community projects and partnering organizations.

Current Housing Programs

The goals of the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation's housing and homelessness initiatives are to work collectively with the community to provide support and resources to create safe and affordable housing. Another aim is to provide support and resources to BNRC residents for exterior facade restoration and enhancement.

Below is a list of our current housing programs

  • Front and Paint Open or Close

    Front and Paint

    A $1500 (maximum) grant to homeowners and rental properties in the BNRC district (see map) to fix up the front of you property. 

    Who can apply?

    • Homeowners who live in the BNRC district and have a gross annual household income below $49,999
    • Rental Property Owners with rental properties in the BNRC district who have rents at or below the Median Market Rent guidelines and tenant incomes must be at or below the Housing Income Limit.
      • $1000 maximum grant for 1 unit rentals
      • $1500 maximum grant for more than 1 unit rentals
      • *rental property owners will be required to match the grant amount

    What types of repairs are covered?

     

    • Doors, frames, trim
    • Exterior steps, handrails & sidewalks
    • Front porches or stoops
    • Pediments and pillars
    • Architectural detail repair & replacement
    • Fencing
    • Eavestroughing & downspout repair/replacement
    • Asphalt shingles, repair/replacement
    • Foundation parging repair/replacement
    • Cleaning of exterior brick or stone
    • Exterior siding repair/replacement
    • Soft landscaping; including sod, shrubs, trees & plant beds
    • Exterior painting
    • General house exterior hardware repair/replacement

     

    (Other repairs will be considered)

    Applications for Front and Paint are no longer being accepted for 2014. Please call the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on the wait list for the 2015 application.

     

    Funding from: 


     City of Brandon

  • Homeowner Renovation Assistance Program (HRAP) Open or Close

    Homeowner Renovation Assistance Program (HRAP)

    A $20,000 (maximum) forgivable loan to homeowners in the City of Brandon who require major repairs to bring their home to a minimum level of health and safety. 

    You may be eligible if:

    • The home you are making an application for is:
      • In need of major repair
      • Your primary residence
      • Located in the City of Brandon
      • At least 5 years old
      • Assessed at a value no higher than the current program limit
    • Your total gross household income limit is at or below the income limit set by Manitoba Housing for your community. (see the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information)

    What types of repairs are covered?

    Repairs must relate to at least one of the following:

    • Structural
    • Plumbing
    • Fire Safety
    • Electrical
    • Heating

    *all repairs must be completed within 6 months of approval

    *You will be responsible for any repair costs that exceed the financial assistance available under the Homeowner Renovation Assistance Program.

    *The financial assistance doesn't have to be paid back, unless you sell, rent or transfer title of your home within 5 years of completing the repairs.

    *Work done before you receive program approval is not eligible for financial assistance.

    For homes located outside of the City of Brandon, contact:

    Manitoba Housing Delivery

    Phone: 1-866-689-5566

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

     

    2014 Application

    Funding from: 


     City of Brandon

  • Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program (RAD) Open or Close

    Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program (RAD)

    A $16,000 (maximum) forgivable loan to homeowners in the City of Brandon who need to make repairs to accommodate a disability.

    Who is eligible?

    Homeowners:

    • Your home is located in the City of Brandon, and is your primary residence
    • Your total gross household income limit is at or below the income limit set by Manitoba Housing for your community
    • Someone in your household has a limitation or disability that makes it difficult to perform daily living activities

    Landlords:

    • Renovations are made to self-contained rental units at, or below the affordable rent amount for the area, both before and after the work takes place.
    • Renovations are made on units that are occupied by tenants with disabilities who have a total gross household income that is at, or below the income limit set by Manitoba Housing for the community.

    Eligible Renovations or Adaptations:

    Repairs that increase mobility, safety and independence could include, but are not limited to:

    • Installing handrails in hallways and stairways
    • Changes to storage areas in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room
    • Installing lever handles on doors, sinks and bathtubs
    • Installing grab-bars in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom
    • Installing wheelchair ramps
    • Widening entryways and interior doors
    • Changing tubs, sinks, vanities and toilets
    • Installing lift systems in bathrooms and bedrooms
    • Changing floor covering
    • Moving plumbing and electrical

    A program officer may visit your home or property to determine what adaptations are eligible.

    *Financial assistance doesn't have to be paid back, as long as the home is not sold within five years OR the rental unit is leased to eligible tenants at the agreed-upon amount for five years.

    *Work must be directly related to the client's disability, and be permanent.

    *You will be responsible for any repar costs that exceed the financial assistance available under the Residential Adaptations for Disabilities program.

    *Work done before you receive program approval is not eligible for financial assistance.

     

    For homes located outside of the City of Brandon, contact:

    Manitoba Housing Delivery

    Phone: 1-866-689-5566

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    2014 Application

     

    Funding from: 


     City of Brandon

  • Solutions to End Poverty Permanently (STEPP) Open or Close

    Solutions to End Poverty Permanently (STEPP)

    STEPP homes help Brandon residents move from rental housing to home-ownership and provide an opportunity to build equity. Currently there are no STEPP homes available. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on a waiting list.  

    The STEPP program provides an opportunity for low-income families to become first time homeowners. 

    • No down payment required
    • Homes are built at reduced construction prices
    • Energy efficient designs help reduce utility costs

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    How does it work?

    STEPP Home # One was appraised at $210,000. The homeowner required a mortgage of $150,000. CMHA holds a no payment, no interest second mortgage for the remaining $60,000 ($150,000 + $60,000 = $210,000)

    When the original buyer sells their STEPP Home, from the proceeds of the sale, the seller must pay back to CMHA the full second mortgage ($60,000), plus 29% of any money made by the seller above the original $210,000 appraised value.

    These funds are deposited in a Never Ending Low Income Housing Fund. Every cent in this fund will be spent on building more STEPP Homes, and once those Homes are resold, those funds are returned to the fund in a never ending cycle as a Solution to End Poverty Permanently.

    Who is eligible?

    You may be eligible if:

    • Your total household income is in the low to low-medium income range
    • You have not owned a home in Brandon, MB
    • You are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
    • You are a current resident of Brandon, MB and have been for 12 months prior to applying

    Who is involved?

    The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Brandon Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) are the lead contributors in the construction of STEPP Homes.

    CMHA provides a wide range of innovative services and support for people across the nation. CHMA is involved in many affordable housing initiatives in Brandon.

    BEEP is administered through the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and funded through Entrepreneurship Training and Trade. The program provides carpentry skills training to individuals with limited work experience. BEEP renovates and builds energy and water efficient, low-income affordable homes in Brandon.

    Manitoba Housing Authority and the City of Brandon have also been key contributors to the STEPP Homes.

    Donations

    All donations are tax deductible and will be used and reused endlessly to help family, after family, after family move out of poverty. To donate, please send a cheque indicating it is for the STEPP Home Program, payable to:

    CMHA Westman

    23-12th Street

    Brandon, Manitoba

    R7A 4L6

    Funding From:

    Canadian Mental Health AssociationBNRC  
      City of BrandonGovernment of Manitoba

    GoC

     

  • Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for Homeowners Open or Close

    Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for Homeowners

    Homeowners with low income may be eligible for up to $5,000 for eligible emergency repairs.

    Who is eligible?

    You may be eligible if:

    • The home you are making an application for is:
      • In need of emergency repair
      • Your primary residence
      • Located in Manitoba outside of First Nations communities
    • Your total gross household income is at or below the income limit set by Manitoba Housing for your community.

    What repairs are eligible?

    • A structural failure of any kind
    • A major plumbing leak or a failure of water supply components (for example pumps and tanks)
    • The failure of the main source of heat
    • Severe damage to, or failure of, the building exterior of your home (fore example, roof, exterior walls, windows, doors)

    A program officer may visit your home to determine what emergency repairs are needed. 

    *All emergency repairs must be completed within 90 days of approval

    *You are responsible for any repair costs that exceed the financial assistance available under the Manitoba Housing Emergency Repair program for homeowners

    *Work done before you receive program approval is not eligible for financial assistance.

    To apply, contact:

    Manitoba Housing

    Phone: 1-866-689-5566

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Funding From:

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