Rural Homeownership Program

The Rural Homeownership Program is available in select Manitoba communities where applicants may be eligible to a purchase home through two unique streams. The Chronic Vacancy Stream allows qualifying applicants to purchase vacant homes owned by Manitoba Housing in select rural communities. The Tenant Homeownership Stream allows qualifying Manitoba Housing tenants to purchase the single-detached home they are currently renting from Manitoba Housing in areas where there is little or no opportunity to purchase a home.

Qualifying households must have the financial resources to operate and maintain a home and must directly finance the purchase or obtain a mortgage from a recognized lending institution.

A forgivable renovation loan may be available for qualifying households for purposes of upgrading the home. Also, a sale transaction grant is available for costs relating to land transfers, legal fees and home inspections.


Contact Information

Rural Home Ownership Program, Families
200-352 Donald Street
Winnipeg , Manitoba R3B 2H8
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T: 204-451-3960
1-855-201-4624 (in Manitoba)
F: 204-948-4733

For more information on the Tenant Rural Homeownership Stream, please contact Manitoba Housing's Thompson office at (204) 677-0622.