The North End Communities consistently identifies affordable quality housing as an overall rental strategy. Our programs cultivate a sense of pride and community ownership in the unique neighbourhoods.
The purpose of NECRC/NERI’s housing department is to encourage the combined efforts of government, resident groups, and housing organizations to carry out strategic housing renewal in the North End of Winnipeg. While working together with housing partners, the objectives in 2011 were to:
Comprehend and coordinate the strategic development of housing within the North End
Update the housing plan priorities of William Whyte (WW) and North Point Douglas (NPD)
Administer Exterior Renovation Fix-Up grants through North End Revitalization Incorporated (NERI)
- Assist Dufferin, St. John’s, and Lord Selkirk Park (LSP) residents in implementing their housing priorities
- Assist other North End neighbourhoods in the development and implementation of housing renewal initiatives (e.g. LSP)
- Encourage housing renewal initiatives within North End communities (e.g. MB Hydro Low-Income Program, Housing Training Initiative, Tenant Landlord Cooperation, Winnipeg Rental Network, Building Construction Maintenance Program, and supporting B.U.I.L.D. etc.)
NECRC facilitates many housing coordination activities for renewal and NERI administers various housing grants. For more information please contact Dale at 204 927-2343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout 2012, NECRC has worked to support the communities of William Whyte and Dufferin in creating new five-year housing plans that would outline the vision the communities have for the future of their neighbourhoods. The consultation process, carried out by award winning planning firm BridgemanCollaborative Architecture under the direction of the William Whyte Residents Association and the Dufferin Residents Association of Winnipeg, was extensive in its efforts to gather community feedback and the resulting housing plans are guiding documents that reflect the likes and dislikes of local residents and presents the information in a clear and easy to understand format. Click the links below to see the 2013-2018 William Whyte and Dufferin Neighbourhood Housing Plans. For more information on the consultation process and the creation of the Dufferin and William Whyte Housing Plans, click on the Appendix below.
- William Whyte Housing Plan
- Dufferin Housing Plan
- William Whyte & Dufferin Housing Plan Appendix
- St. John’s Housing Plan – Final
Tenant Landlord Cooperation (TLC) Program
The TLC program is a direct advocacy program to help individuals understand their rights and responsibilities on rental issues. The program assists both tenants and landlords in resolving rental disputes. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a tenant (recovering damage deposit, illegal rent increase, requesting repairs, etc.) or your rights as a landlord (dealing with recovering costs for damages, limiting liabilities, screening tenants, etc.) please contact Lindsay Schaitel at 204-927-2335 (email@example.com).
Winnipeg Rental Network (WRN)
WRN is a non-profit initiative providing a web-based database that makes it easier for people to find affordable rental housing. The site is also a one-stop-shop for agencies that provide supports to people in the low to medium income range. WRN is not a housing provider; it is a network of Public, Private and Community-based organizations that work to improve accessibility to affordable rental accommodation. The Network uses Median Market Rents, as determined by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), to establish an upper limit on what is deemed “affordable”. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gord McIntyre at 204 417-2110 or visit www.winnipegrentnet.ca
Neighbourhood Energy Efficiency Project
The North End Community Renewal Corporation is partnered with Manitoba Hydro to help North End property owners access energy efficiency upgrades to lower their utility bills and improve their quality of housing. While Manitoba Hydro’s Neighbourhood Energy Efficiency Project is open to both owner-occupants and landlords across Manitoba, NECRC’s Energy Efficiency Upgrade Coordinator will work with North End property owners to make accessing energy upgrade resources even easier. In addition to the economic benefits of lowered utility bills and the quality of life benefits of a warmer home, Manitoba Hydro and NECRC are supporting the local economy and North End jobs by partnering with local social enterprise Building Urban Industry through Local Development (BUILD) to carry out the energy upgrades.
The Energy Efficiency Upgrade Coordinator can assist North End property owners with every step of the application process including filling out application forms and gathering required documents from homeowners and tenants, scheduling energy audits, and arranging for and meeting with the contractors doing the work.
Qualifying homes will receive free insulation upgrades (approximate $4,000 value), a new high-efficiency natural gas furnace installed for only $9.50/month for 5 years ($570 total cost) or a $3,000 rebate towards a high-efficiency natural gas boiler, and a free in-home energy efficiency review and energy savings items (low flow shower head, faucet aerators, and energy efficient light bulbs). For more information please contact NECRC’s Energy Efficiency Upgrade Coordinator, Deborah Epps, by phone at 204.998.7297 or by email at email@example.com.
2018 Exterior Home Improvement Program Grants
In partnership with the Point Douglas Residents’ Committee, the William Whyte Neighbourhood Association and the City of Winnipeg, NERI is pleased to announce the 2018 Exterior Home Improvement Program grant applications are now available for William Whyte and North Point Douglas communities.
The application deadline is May 25th, 2018. Owner occupant applications were delivered door to door in both communities (by May 10 in WW, by May 15 in NPD). There were some changes in delivery this year, namely NPD applications were on white paper instead of pink and the WW applications were on the rear of the William Whyte Neighbourhood Association newsletter. In order to make sure no one misses their opportunity to get an application in, we will accept applications one week past the deadline until June 1st, so tell your neighbours and get your applications in!
Rental grant application intake was staggered this year, so rental applications have just gone out and are due for submission by June 8th.
We have a new Housing Resource Coordinator this year, Terry-Ann Clarke Thomas, and she can be reached at 204-927-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Give Terry-Ann a call/email with any questions about the grants, she’d love to hear from you! You can pick up applications at our offices at 509 Selkirk Avenue, download and print your application from our website or contact Terry-Ann to email or fax them to you. Completed applications can be dropped off, scanned and emailed to Terry-Ann or faxed in at 204-582-2801 (attention to Terry-Ann).
The Province continues to provide assistance to lower-income homeowners. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with a critical repair issue or need assistance bringing your home up to current safety standards, please check Manitoba Housing’s Repair Programs web page for the full list of repair programs for resident homeowners and landlords.
If you are a North End homeowner and feel you need assistance applying, contact our Housing Resource Coordinator, Terry-Ann Clarke Thomas, by email at HousingGrants@necrc.org, or by phone at 204-927-2341 and we may be able to provide assistance ranging from providing recommendations, helping to fill out applications or even direct advocacy.
NECRC would also like to thank the City of Winnipeg for providing the funding to allow for the continuation of Exterior Fix-up grants within the City designated North End Housing Improvement Zone (HIZ) communities of William Whyte and North Point Dougl