Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation

Board of directors


Responsible for the acquisition, improvement and rehabilitation or conversion of existing buildings for housing accommodation of all kinds for sale or rent to persons of low or modest income.


Elected Officials

  • Councillor Rollins, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Property & Development
  • Councillor Eadie
  • Councillor Wyatt

Citizen Members

Appointments for a 1-year term to expire December 31, 2023:

  • Victor Giesbrecht - Manitoba Home Builders Association representative
  • Karl Gowenlock - Social Planning Council representative
  • Michael Houston - Private Sector Finance or Real Estate - area representative
  • Shemar Barnes - Education Community
  • Brad German - Citizen-at-large
  • Vacant -  City of Winnipeg, Finance or Development Area
  • Vacant - Province of Manitoba representative


By-law No. 1 of the Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation, as amended.

The Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation was first approved to be established by Council on June 1, 1977 (See Minute No. 1137). It was incorporated January 27, 1978.  Amendment to By-law No. 1 was approved by Council on January 24, 1996.


Minimum of 9 and maximum of 11:

  • 3 members of Council (one of which is the Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development)
  • 1 representative from the City’s finance or development area
  • 1 representative from The Manitoba Home Builders Association (appointed by the Association)
  • 1 representative from The Social Planning Council (appointed by the Social Planning Council)
  • 1 representative from the Province of Manitoba (appointed by the province)
  • 1 representative in the finance or real estate industry (appointed by the Directors)
  • 1 representative in the education community (appointed by the Directors)
  • 1 representative who has Indigenous or Metis background or became a permanent resident or Canadian citizen within the last 10 years(appointed by the Directors)
  • 1 member at large (appointed by the Directors)

Council reference

Additional reference

Council - January 24, 1996 Minute 314

Council - September 22, 2022 Minute 759

By-Law No. 1 of the Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation, as amended


James Heinrichs, Executive Director
104-60 Frances St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1B5



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