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Rental Housing Improvement Program

What is the Rental Housing Improvement Program?

The Rental Housing Improvement Program (RHIP) provides financial assistance to private landlords, private non-profit landlords or housing cooperatives in Manitoba, who rent to tenants of low income, to repair or rehabilitate their property and bring it up to a minimum level of health and life safety.

What properties are eligible?

  • located in Manitoba outside of First Nations communities
  • rented at or below the Renovation Rental Limit* for the area
  • leased, or intended to be leased, to tenants whose gross household income is at or below the Program Income Limits* set by Manitoba Housing for the community
  • rented, or intended to be rented to occupants who are not relatives of the landlord
  • not currently earning forgivable financial assistance under a federal, provincial or federal/provincial government housing program
  • not receiving ongoing operating subsidy or assistance under, provincial, federal/provincial program (does not include rent supplement)

* contact Manitoba Housing for current limits

How much assistance is available under the RHIP Program?

  • Up to $24,000 per self-contained unit for eligible repairs may be available for qualified landlords. If the unit is located in a northern or remote community, up to $28,000 may be available to qualified landlords.

Please note:

  • Work done before program approval is not eligible for financial assistance.
  • All mandatory repairs must be completed in order to receive assistance.
  • Landlords are responsible for any repair costs that exceed the financial assistance available under RHIP.
  • RHIP financial assistance is non-repayable unless the property is sold within 15 years of the completion of the repairs.

How to Apply

Manitoba Housing is currently accepting applications for the Rental Housing Improvement Program through a Call for Applications. The Call for Application is open from May 8, 2017 to August 10, 2017.

  1. Read the Rental Housing Improvement Program Call for Applications Information document. (PDF)

    Carefully read through the Call for Applications and Program Information and Guidelines (PDF) and the Rental Repair Programs Application Processing Steps. (PDF) This guide will provide you with the Rooming House Assistance Program eligibility criteria, application requirements and a description of how the applications are evaluated.

    Addendum #1 - Change 1 - Application Submission Deadline Extension (PDF)

    Addendum #2 - Change 2 - Change to contact information (PDF)

    Addendum #3 - Change 3 - Application Submission Deadline Extension (PDF) - NEW

    Optional: Attend an information session for landlords on how the program works and the application process. New dates and locations will be updated on this page as sessions are confirmed. Contact the CFA Administrator if you are interested in hosting a session for landlords.

  2. Complete the Rental Housing Improvement Program application form and questionnaire provided.  A complete application package includes the following documents:

  3. Submit completed applications no later than 4:30 pm (Winnipeg time) on August 10, 2017 to the address below by hand delivery, mail or e-mail (5MB is maximum file size for email submissions):

    Rental Housing Improvement Program
    Call For Applications 2017
    Manitoba Housing
    200-352 Donald St.
    Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8
    Attention: Sunshine Gonzales

  4. For detailed information on the program, please contact us at:

    Telephone: (204) 945-0778 in Winnipeg or
    Toll Free at: 1-866-689-5566 outside of Winnipeg or


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