Applications being accepted for home renovation assistance
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Islanders needing financial assistance with home renovations can apply for the Prince Edward Island Home Renovation Program until
April 6 at 5 p.m.
“The grant I received through this program for renovations literally saved my home,” said Gary Waterman of eastern Prince Edward Island. “The subfloor and beams in my house were rotting and I didn’t have the financial means for repairs. Thanks to this program I was able to get the work done and continue to live in my home in safety and comfort.”
The program provides Islanders with grants of up to $6,000 for major home renovations such as electrical, structural, heating, plumbing, and fire safety and up to $8,000 to individuals with a permanent disability for renovations that accommodate their disability.
“Government recognizes how important these grants are in helping Islanders remain in their own home and maintain their independence, Family and Human Services Minster Tina Mundy said. “We have assisted more than 1,000 Islanders and invested $6.2 million since this program started in 2013, and this year another 250 individuals and families will get help.”
Islanders must have an annual household income of up to $35,000 and an assessed property value of $145,000 or less to qualify. Applications are prioritized based on income, and those with the lowest income will receive funding first.
Those who applied last year and did not receive funding should submit an application again this year by the April 6 deadline.
Funding is provided in partnership with the Government of Prince Edward Island and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, through the Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing.