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Exterior Home Improvement Program

Program Description

The Exterior Home Improvement Program (EHIP) aims to encourage and support maintenance of existing housing and infrastructure, promote exterior repairs affecting utility costs, and to help infuse a sense of pride, renewal, and safety in the North End. For the last 20+ years, the City of Winnipeg has funded the program through the Housing Rehabilitation Investment Reserve in designated home improvement zones (HIZ). The North End Revitalization Incorporation (NERI) administers the funds and distributes the grants to homeowners in the William Whyte and North Point Douglas communities. NERI partners with the William Whyte Neighbourhood Association (WWRA) and the North Point Douglas Residents Committee (NPDRC) to ensure the goals and prospects of the program continue to reflect and honour the voices of the experts, members of the community.

Some examples of eligible projects include:

  • Roofs
  • Siding/Stucco
  • Exterior Painting
  • Windows/Exterior Doors
  • Fences
  • Sidewalks/Outside Steps
  • Eavestroughs/Fascia/Soffit

What are the program neighbourhood boundaries?

William Whyte (WW): Arlington Ave. E Main St. W | Redwood Ave. S Selkirk Ave. N.

North Point Douglas (NPD): Main St. E the Red River | Redwood Ave. S the CPR train tracks.

Applications open annually in the early spring and are available at varying grant levels:



Recipient Minimum Contribution


Fixed-Income Homeowner-Occupant



Annual income of $40,000 or less for single occupant, $50,000 or less for 2+ occupants




25% of total project cost 

Eligible regardless of income





Match $ for $

Required to complete an inspection of each unit on their property for minimum safety standards with the Tenant-Landlord Cooperation at NECRC

How to Apply?

For more information about the Exterior Home Improvement Program (EHIP) please contact:

Shayla Lacoff

Community Housing Liaison

509 Selkirk Ave Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M6

P: (204) 927-2341

E: housinggrants@necrc.org  

Application Requirements

  • Complete Application
  • Recent Property Tax Assessment
  • Notice of Assessment or Tax Statement with Net Income (for Fixed-Income applicants)
  • (If applicable) Order of Compliance form from the City of Winnipeg By-Law

Contact Info

North End Community Renewal Corporation

509 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R2W 2M6

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Phone: (204) 927-2330

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