COVID-19

HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE

MORTGAGE PAYMENT DEFERRAL

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

 

  • Homeowners who have lost income due to COVID-19 may be eligible to defer mortgage payments for up to 6 months.

  • The deferred amount must be paid back at a later time.

  • This is a government initiative administered by your bank.

 

Don’t wait until you’ve missed a payment! Talk to your bank today.

 

More information:  Understanding Mortgage Payment Deferral

PROPERTY TAXES

 

City of Winnipeg

 

  • Late payment fees will resume on December 1st, 2020.

  • If you need help paying your property taxes consider enrolling in the City’s Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) The city will waive the enrolment fee until November 30, 2020, so enroll now!

How to pay your taxes in installments:

Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)

Call 311 or visit:  TIPP

 

Other ways to pay your taxes:

Stay safe and healthy--pay your taxes from home:

Visit:  Payment Options

ELECTRICITY & GAS

 

Manitoba Hydro

 

Manitoba Hydro hydro disconnections have resumed.

  • This means your electricity and gas can once again be cut off if you do not pay your Hydro bill.

  • If you are having difficulty paying, Hydro can set up a flexible payment plan, and can suspend late-payment charges for up to 6 months.  You must contact Manitoba Hydro to do this -- if you cannot pay your bill, contact them immediately for assistance or they will charge late fees. 

  • See the Manitoba Hydro website for complete information: https://www.hydro.mb.ca/covid19/

  • If you are dealing with existing Hydro arrears, you can contact the SNA Rental Safety Coordinator for help.

GET HELP WITH YOUR HYDRO BILL

What to do if you can't pay your bill

Neighbours Helping Neighbours Program

Emergency funding to assist with energy bills if you are 60+ days in arrears.

Find out if you qualify:

Neighbours Helping Neighbours

 

WATER

 

City of Winnipeg

 

Your water cannot be shut off during COVID-19 for payment issues, until further notice.

  • The City will work with you to make more flexible payment arrangements (see link below).

Every way to submit your meter reading:

Submit your meter reading regularly to avoid being overcharged for estimated bills.

Submit by phone: 204-986-4445

Submit online:  Submit Meter Reading

 

           

GET HELP WITH YOUR WATER BILL

Having Difficulty Making Payments?

Contact the Utility Billing Centre

204-986-BILL (2455)

Click here and then

click Payment Arrangements

Having Trouble Paying?

H2O (Help to Others) Program

If you are lower income and having difficulty paying your water bill, you may be eligible for assistance through the H2O program:

H2O Program

CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT (CERB)

 

If you have lost pay due to coronavirus, you may be able to apply for benefits under the CERB. This will include anyone who is laid off or can't get hours, anyone who is sick with coronavirus, folks who must self-isolate, and more.

 

Visit: Apply for CERB

 

 

SNA Housing Coordinator

Benjamin Simcoe

Voicemail only: 204-783-5000 Ext. 105

Email: housing@spenceneighbourhood.org

Notice: The information on this page may become outdated quickly and is only meant as a guide. Check directly with the source for the most up-to-date information.

Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA)

615 Ellice Avenue

430 Langside Street

641 St. Matthew’s Avenue

583 Ellice Avenue

 Winnipeg, Manitoba

204-783-5000 

liaison@spenceneighbourhood.org

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