Feb
6
2019

Government makes it easier to get help for home renovations 

The provincial government is accepting applications for the 2019 PEI Home Renovation Program and has expanded the eligibility criteria so that more Islanders can benefit.  

The program provides 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. 

“Renovation support for Islanders with a modest income encourages improvements to make existing housing more suitable and comfortable. This program has been well received by Islanders and government decided to cast the net a little wider by expanding the qualifying criteria so that more people can access it." - Tina Mundy, Family and Human Services Minister

NEW eligibility criteria:

  • $50,000 maximum qualifying income (increased from $35,000);
  • $200,000 assessed property value (increased from $145,000);
  • Program open year-round;
  • Receive funding every 15 years (changed from once per lifetime); and,
  • New maximum grant scale, based on income, ensures those in greatest need receive proportional funding.
Those who wish to apply, or who have applied in the past and did not receive funding, can go to PEI Home Renovation Programs or call 1-855-374-7366 for more information. Applications can also be picked up at any Access PEI.      

Funding is provided in partnership with the Government of Prince Edward Island and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), through the Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing.  

About Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

As Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry.

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Media contact:
Bobbi Jo Walker
Department of Family and Human Services
902-213-4507
bjwalker@gov.pe.ca 

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Phone: 902-620-3777
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