Fix Up Programs

EXTERIOR HOUSING FIX-UP INCENTIVES

Spence Neighbourhood Association

 

Intake Closed for 2020

The Exterior Housing Fix-Up Incentives (EHFI) program provides financial assistance to fix up the exterior of your home or rental property, located in the Spence neighbourhood.

 

Please read this page in full and read the online application form in full before completing an application.  Please note that the approval of applications is contingent on availability of funding.

 

Who is eligible?

  • Owner-occupied homes in the Spence neighbourhood.

  • Residential rental properties located in the Spence neighbourhood.

  • Properties in the Spence neighbourhood that have not received an incentive from SNA within the last three years.

 

Don’t live in Spence?

Fix-up programs are available in the following neighbourhoods:

What types of projects are eligible?

  • Projects must address the exterior of the house or rental building.

  • Typical projects include: roofs, siding, stucco, exterior painting, exterior windows and doors, fences, walkways, porches, steps, fire escapes, ramps, security lighting.

  • Other projects not listed here may be considered, but must address the exterior of the house or rental building.

  • Examples of projects that are not eligible include: landscaping, decks, garages, sheds, outbuildings, parking pads, driveways, interior projects, demolition, foundation work, structural work, plumbing, electrical, heating, etc.


 

What incentives are available?

 

Homeowner incentives are intended for owner-occupied single family homes.

New this year:

  • Owner-occupied duplexes and triplexes are now eligible to access homeowner incentives!

  • To help address financial hardships caused by COVID-19, minimum homeowner contributions have been reduced on most of our homeowner incentive options!

 

There are four homeowner incentive levels available:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental property incentives are for any rented residential property, including rented single family homes, duplexes, triplexes, apartment buildings, and rooming houses.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where do I start?

 

1.  All applicants must check the eligibility of their property before applying for an incentive. Please send

     the following information to the SNA Housing Coordinator at: housing@spenceneighbourhood.org

  • Name

  • Phone number

  • Address of the property you want to apply for

  • Type of project you are interested in doing (see the list above for examples of eligible projects)

 

2.  The application submission process has two main steps:

 

     a.  Submission of the application form

  • We are using an online application form this year. See application links below.​​

     b.  Submission of your supporting documents

  • Supporting documents include quotes/estimates from contractors, “before” photos of your project, proof of income, etc.

  • Submission of your supporting documents will be done separately by email.

  • Please do not submit an application without collecting all of your supporting documents first, and submitting them by email. Applications received without supporting documents will not be considered.

 

Please read the online application form in full (see links below). There is additional information that will help you understand the application’s requirements. You must be prepared to answer every question in full and submit every required document in one sitting.


 

3.   Collect at least two (2) quotes/estimates

  • Quotes/estimates must be from professional contractors.

    • For more information on getting quotes, and choosing a contractor, please review the application form.

  • If you are doing the work yourself, collect quotes/estimates from at least two different hardware stores.

    • ​​​Quotes/estimates can include the cost of materials and equipment rentals

    • You cannot claim the cost of labour if you are doing the work yourself, or if any friends or family members are helping you.


4.   Take several “before” photos of your project.

  • This could be the part of your house that needs to be improved, or the area of your yard where a fence will be built, etc.

  • If this is a window or door project, please take photos from both the outside and inside.


5.   Proof of Income documents (homeowners only)

  • All homeowners in Spence are welcome to apply for an incentive, however, qualifying as low income will improve your chances of getting an incentive, as SNA gives priority to lower income families.

  • Please review the homeowner application form for more information on how to qualify as low income. You will need to submit tax information to the SNA Housing Coordinator.


6.  Rooming Houses: If you are applying to improve a rooming house, you must submit a copy of an up-to-

     date rooming house license.


7.   Document Submission & Completion of Application

 

      Before submitting your online application form, ensure you have collected the following documents,

      and scanned or taken photos of them (scanning is preferred):

  • Two quotes/estimates from professional contractors or hardware stores

  • “Before” photos of your project

  • Proof of income documents (if applicable)

  • Rooming house license (if applicable)

 

Email your documents and photos to housing@spenceneighbourhood.org

→ Include your full name, address, and phone number in your email.

 

Application Deadline: CLOSED

Applications are closed for 2020.

Email the housing coordinator at housing@spenceneighbourhood.org to get on the notification list for 2021


 

 

Due to COVID-19 we will not be accepting documents in person unless you have special circumstances which make it IMPOSSIBLE for you to submit them online. If you cannot submit online, ask a friend or relative for help. If it is still not possible, contact the SNA Housing Coordinator to discuss making special arrangements: housing@spenceneighbourhood.org (if you do not have an email address, you may leave a voicemail at 204-783-5000 Ext. 105).

CURB APPEAL PROJECT

For projects that cost $0 - $1,099.99

Homeowner must contribute at least 5%

SNA pays the balance to a maximum of $800

MEDIUM HOMEOWNER PROJECT

For projects that cost $1,650 - $2,999.99

Homeowner must contribute at least $150

SNA pays the balance to a maximum of $1,500

SMALL HOMEOWNER PROJECT

For projects that cost $1,100 - $1,649.99

Homeowner must contribute at least $100

SNA pays the balance to a maximum of $1,000

LARGE HOMEOWNER PROJECT

For projects that cost $3,000 or more

Homeowner must contribute at least $500

SNA pays the balance to a maximum of $2,500

MEDIUM RENTAL PROJECT

For projects that cost $3,000 - $4,999.99

Property owner must contribute at least $1,500

SNA pays the balance to a maximum of $1,500

LARGE RENTAL PROJECT

For projects that cost $5,000 OR MORE

Property owner must contribute at least $2,500

SNA pays the balance to a maximum of $2,500

This project is funded by the City of Winnipeg. Thank you to the City of Winnipeg for working with SNA to improve housing in our neighbourhood!

MINIMUM HOME REPAIR PROGRAM (MHRP)

City of Winnipeg

 

The MHRP is an emergency repair program for homeowners in the Spence neighbourhood (and in other Housing Improvement Zones), intended for situations in which you would have to vacate your home due to a catastrophic repair issue.

 

Amount: Up to $3,000

 

Eligible neighbourhoods:

  • Spence

  • William Whyte

  • North Point Douglas

  • Centennial

  • West Broadway

 

Contact: SNA Housing Coordinator: 204-783-5000 Ext. 105 or housing@spenceneighbourhood.org

City of Winnipeg: Call 311 or email 311@winnipeg.ca

https://winnipeg.ca/ppd/CityPlanning/Housing/MinimumHomeRepairProgram.stm

 

Restrictions: Can only be accessed once in the life of the home. Must be an emergency situation that would result in having to vacate your home. Not available to those with home insurance, and is not a replacement for home insurance. Only available to homeowners in designated Housing Improvement Zones. Access to the program is not guaranteed. More restrictions may apply. Contact the City of Winnipeg for details.

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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