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DMSMRI Home Exterior Fix-up Grant Program

More information on the 2023 DMSMRI Home Exterior Grant Program will be posted here. Please check back in Spring 2023 for updates.

The purpose of the DMSMRI Home Exterior Fix-up Grant Program is to improve a home's exterior quality, safety or appearance.

These grants are available to property owners located within the Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews Neighbourhoods, (see the map below for our boundaries), who have not received this grant in the last five years (summer of 2018 to present). They can be used for a wide variety of home exterior renovation projects, such as new windows or doors, roof repairs, replacing eaves, rebuilding front or back steps, or to construct or repair a fence.
The grants cannot be used for projects inside the house, underground foundation repairs, or the maintenance or construction of a garage or shed.

DMSMRI will pay 75% of the cost of a repair project up to our maximum of $1,000 for a project of $1,250 or more. For landlords, we will pay 50% of the cost of a repair project up to our maximum of $1,000 for a project of $2,000 or more for a single-family home and $1,500 for a project of $3,000 or more on a multi-family dwelling.

To apply, you will need to fill out an application form. These forms will be available online at this page and in-person at the DMSMCA Resource Centre, 823 Ellice Avenue between 1 pm and 6 pm, Monday to Friday. Attached to that form we will require:

- TWO quotes from contractors for the work you want to do. (If you are going to do the work yourself, we need TWO materials estimates from retailers.)

- Proof of ownership of the house, which can be the last property assessment notice from the city showing your name and the address.

- Before photos of the repairs you want to make.

Submit your application package to us and we will get back to you within two weeks to let you know if the grant has been approved. This year there is no deadline for applications an grants will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that your grant application must be approved prior to starting the work.

When the work is done, you will be required to submit to us a copy of the paid receipt and after photos. After a brief visual inspection by the DMSMRI Housing Coordinator, we will process your cheque. That process should take two to three weeks.

More details about the grant can be found on the application form.

If you want to discuss your grant application or need assistance filling out the form, please contact our Housing Grant Coordinator at 204-774-7005 ext. 102 or housing [at]

The success of the DMSMRI Home Exterior Fix-up Grant Program

Between 2007 and 2021, the DMSMRI Home Exterior Fix-up Grant Program has provided over $700,000 in grants to 641 properties in the Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews neighbourhoods. This, in turn, has leveraged an additional $1 million in investment from owners.

Starting in 2018, the grants have been funded through the cooperation of our partners, the Spence Neighbourhood Association and the City of Winnipeg.

2022 Program Recap:

- Total number of grants issued: 41 (34 to homeowners, 7 to landlords)
- Total paid out by DMSMRI: $40,485.55
- Total paid by applicants: $70,039.65

- Total investment created by the 2022 program: $113,812.30

Other housing grants and rebates that may be of interest:

Canada Greener Homes Grant This grant was established in 2021 by the Federal Government and offers up to $5,000 to homeowners to make their properties more energy efficient. For more information, see the
program website.

Efficiency Manitoba Formerly known as the Power Smart program of Manitoba Hydro, Efficiency Manitoba offers a variety of rebates to those who want to make their homes more energy efficient. 

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