June 26, 2020 Update: We have received confirmation that we WILL be receiving funding for the 2020 Home Exterior Fix Up Grants and can begin distributing application forms. We expect to have the funds in our possession around mid-July.
Please read below for more information about the criteria and how to get an application form.
DMSMRI Home Exterior Fix-up Grants
The purpose of the DMSMRI Home Exterior Fix-up Grants is to improve a home's exterior quality, safety or appearance. Between 2007 to 2016 we provided $515,000 in grants to property owners in the Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews neighbourhoods. This, in turn, leveraged an additional $1 million in investment from owners.
After a year's absence these grants returned in 2018 thanks to our funding partners: the Spence Neighbourhood Association and the City of Winnipeg.
DMSMRI Home Exterior Fix-up Grants are available for properties located within the Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews Neighbourhoods, (see the map below for our boundaries), and have not received this grant in the last five years, (summer of 2016 to present). They can be used for a wide variety of home exterior renovation projects, excluding garages, or to build a fence.
Please note that your grant application must be approved prior to starting the work in order to be eligible.
More details about the grants can be found on the 2020 grant form which you can download here in Word or PDF. Printed copies can be obtained by visiting the DMSMCA Resource Centre, 823 Ellice Avenue at Arlington Street, between 2 pm and 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
If you want to discuss your grant application or need assistance filling out the form, please contact the Housing Grant Coordinator at 204-774-7005 ext. 102 or by email at housing [at] dmsmca.ca.