Many of the homes in this community were built in the early 1900's. This community has historically been a "starting place" for immigrants. Over the years families and different ethnic groups have built homes, families and lives in this community.

The aging housing stock, rising heating costs paired with lack of insulation, aging windows, electrical, plumbing, heating and roof systems require revitalization. Our focus is to start with the cheapest, worst homes - gut them - and totally renovate them. This has the effect of renewing the housing stock for many years, rather than a basic "splash & dash" which looks great on the surface, hiding aging problems under fresh drywall & paint.

Through the Winnipeg Development Agreement, several housing groups (including Lazarus Housing) started on a program of totally renovating homes. Each of the homes was vacant & derelict, some labelled insanitary & condemned for demolition. It was hard for some people to imagine the potential in such homes.

Following are some before & after photos of one home, along with PDF sheets with more information on the homes as they are completed. To view the PDF files, you need the free
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New Life Ministries
514 Maryland Str,
Winnipeg, Mb R3G 1M5
Phone: 204-775-4929
Rev. Harry Lehotsky
Restoring Homes & Building Dreams
Virtual Tours available for: 
514 Furby
Pictures of:
514 Furby / 428 Furby /
Fact sheets on: 514 Furby / 428 Furby / 664 Maryland / 665 Langside / 563 Furby / 520 Langside
Already sold: 514 Langside / 640 Maryland