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Brandon Homebuyer Assistance Program

Currently Accepting Applications


The City of Brandon is pleased to offer the Brandon Homebuyer Assistance
Program thanks to funding support from Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation.

This program will assist those who are eligible to become homeowners by providing funding equal to a 5% down payment (program 1) or a 10% down payment (program 2) and a portion of the associated closing costs by way

of a forgivable loan.
The maximum forgivable loan for an approved applicant is $14,000 over a 10 year period (program 1) or $29,250 over a 5 year period (program 2). Eligibility for each program is based on a criteria prioritizing Indigenous families, families with dependents with special needs and single income households.

All potential applicants, that meet the program criteria listed below,  must attend an in-person consultation meeting with the Program Coordinator after they receive the mortgage pre-approval, prior to applying for the Brandon Homebuyer Assistance Program.

To schedule a consultation meeting or for additional information call 204-729-2433 or email
If you require interpretation services for the in-person consultation, please inform the Program Coordinator at the time of scheduling the consultation.

Applicants that have not attended a consultation meeting will not be considered for the program.      

5% Down Payment Program Overview and Criteria (PDF)

10% Down Payment Program Overview and Criteria (PDF)

Brandon Homebuyer Assistance Program Application Form (PDF)    

Basic Criteria for the Brandon Homebuyer Assistance Program:

  • Total household income (from all sources) does not exceed $84,600
  • Have at least one dependent that is not their spouse/partner
  • Be a resident of Brandon for at least two years at the time of application

  • Receive a Mortgage Pre-Approval through a National Housing Act approved lender
  • Assets must total less than $10,000 including cash, RRSPs or investments including out of country assets
  • Must not currently be involved with any other homebuyer program 

When you schedule an appointment with your financial institution to discuss a mortgage pre-approval, please ask what documents you will be required to bring with you to the appointment. Below are some commonly requested documents.

  • Confirmation of your income and/or employment earnings such as several most current pay stubs, one or two years of Income Tax “Notice of Assessment” papers from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), letter of employment, T1 General, list of other income
  • Name and address of employers for last 3 years
  • Your banking information (if at a different bank)
  • Proof that you have a down payment or a plan to get the down payment (please mention that you plan to apply for the Brandon Homebuyer Assistance Program)
  • A list of assets and liabilities
  • Estimates for your monthly housing expenses, including utilities, car payments, loans, etc.

Habitat for Humanity Brandon Chapter 

Habitat Manitoba is a nonprofit housing organization that believes everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live. We mobilize communities to help working, lower income families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.


Manitoba Housing

Manitoba Housing provides a wide range of subsidized housing throughout the province of Manitoba. We partner with other governments, community organizations and private groups to create safe and affordable housing.

Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro's New Homes Program offers financial incentives, labelling, and professional technical assistance to builders and to residents of Brandon (and throughout Manitoba).


Multi Family Affordable Housing Program

At this time the City of Brandon is only considering affordable housing incentive grant requests for projects that leverage capital grants from higher levels of government and projects that create new residential units in Brandon.  If you have an affordable housing project that you would like to discuss, please contact Shannon Saltarelli at or via phone at 204.729.2433. 


Affordable Housing Strategy



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