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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 is a program that provides a chance 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 

    STEPP homes help Brandon families move from rental housing to home ownership and provide an opportunity to build equity.

    STEPP Home Application

    STEPP Home Brochure

    Open House

    STEPP Home Appraisal

    STEPP 5 and 6 front view

    Building Type: Duplex

    Parking: At Rear

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms: 1

    Floor space: 744 upstairs, 736 downstairs = 1,480 sqft

     

    Cooling: Accommodates a window A/C

    Heating type: Electric Forced Air

    Flooring: Water resistant laminate

     

    Appliances: Refrigerator, stove, washer, and dryer

    STEPP Home Appraisal

    STEPP home appraisal (sale value): $193,750

    Selling price: $126,500
    (66% of appraised value)

    Difference: $67,250

    The difference is repaid to CMHA when the home is eventually resold at full market value by the first time homeowner. The repayment is used to build the next STEPP home!

    Who is eligible?

    To be eligible you must:

    • have a total household income at or below $64,829
    • pre-qualify for a mortgage from a credit union
    • be a first-time homeowner with dependents
    • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Brandon, MB for 12 months prior to applying

    Applications are available online and at the BNRC office:

            410 9th Street (City Hall)

            Brandon, MB

            Phone: 204-729-2412

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    Partners

    STEPP homes are brought to you by:

    • Canadian Mental Health Association Westman
    • Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation
    • Manitoba Housing Authority
    • The City of Brandon

    Donate

    To donate to the STEPP Never Ending Low Income Housing Fund, please make cheques payable to:

    Canadian Mental Health Association, Westman Region

    23 - 12th Street

    Brandon, MB R7A 4L9

    Donations are tax-deductible and always appreciated. Please indicate that the donation is for the STEPP Homes Program.

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  • 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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