PEI Home Renovation Programs
The PEI Home Renovation Programs can provide financial assistance to home owners through three renovation programs. One application can be submitted to assess your eligibility for the PEI Home Renovation Program, Seniors Home Repair Program, and the Seniors Safe @ Home Program.
PEI Home Renovation Program
The PEI Home Renovation Program provides financial assistance to qualifying Islanders to help cover the cost of major structural renovations to their homes. Eligible applicants may receive up to a maximum of $12,000 for eligible renovations to the structure, heating, plumbing, and electrical systems, or to improve life safety. In the case of an applicant with a permanent disability, a maximum of $16,000 may be available if the renovations improve the accessibility of the house.
Seniors Home Repair Program
If you are 60 years of age or older and you apply to the PEI Home Renovation Programs, you will automatically be assessed for the Seniors Home Repair Program to help with the cost of repairs to your home. You could receive up to a maximum of $4,000 in assistance for eligible repairs such as repairs to a roof, windows, doors, or a furnace.
Seniors Safe @ Home Program
If you are 60 years of age or older and you apply to the PEI Home Renovation Programs, you will be automatically assessed for the Seniors Safe @ Home Program. You may be eligible for the Seniors Safe @ Home Program if you need to make changes to your home in order to improve its accessibility to continue living there. You could receive up to $10,000 in assistance to help with the cost of the renovations. This funding is based on the senior applicant’s income or the seniors’ combined income (if living with a spouse or partner). Income of other household members is not considered with this program only.
The modifications must be necessary for your accessibility, health, and safety. Modifications must relate to the senior applicant’s loss of ability and must provide improved access or increased physical safety to the home. Portable devices are not eligible.
Use the Seniors Safe @ Home Self Assessment Guide to help determine your needs.
Am I eligible for help to pay for renovating my home?
You are eligible to apply if:
- you are a PEI resident (have a PEI Health Card) and a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident;
- your combined income* is $50,000 or less;
- the property is your principle residence and you currently reside in the home;
- you are an owner of the property or have a life interest in the property; (Family can own or have life interest in the property for Seniors Safe @ Home Program)
- your property value is $300,000 or less; (*Property value does not apply to Seniors Safe @ Home Program)
- you have not met the maximum grant through previous applications to the PEI Home Renovation Programs.
* Combined Income is used to determine maximum grant amount available to applicant, and considers income of ALL residents over the age of 18 years old, living in the home.
How do I apply?
You may apply for the PEI Home Renovation Programs using the blue button at the bottom of this page, or you may download the PDF version of the application form fill it out by hand with all relevant details, and mail it to the program address below. Sign the declaration acknowledging your understanding of the program criteria and policies, and sign the CRA consent section (in the application) authorizing proof of income.
Prioritize your requests (in the application) to renovations that meet your greatest need, as funding is limited (see maximum grant scale below). Any incomplete applications will not be processed.
If filling in the PDF, you must send your completed application to PEI Home Renovation Programs (PEI HRP):
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: 902-368-3394
- In person or by mail: Sherwood Business Centre, 161 St. Peter’s Road, Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
- Or drop off, at any Access PEI location.
If you are applying for additional funding under the PEI Home Renovation Program as a person with a disability, you must submit a medical verification form with your application indicating the permanent disability, and the necessary modifications to the home to improve accessibility or life safety.
How does the program work?
Once your application is received, it goes through an intake process to determine that it meets all program criteria & eligibility. We then follow up with a letter to confirm your status and the next steps in the process.
- To obtain final approval for funding, submit 2 competitive quotes for review within 90 days of receiving your letter. If more time is needed to secure quotes, you must contact our office to request an extension.
- Supporting documents may be included with the letter to assist you with getting proper, detailed quotes.
- The quotes will be reviewed and details verified for eligible renovation requests.
- An approval letter stating the grant amount that will be funded by the PEIHRP programs, will be mailed to you.
- You will have a period of 6 months from the approval letter date to complete the approved work, with an option to request an extension, if required. Failure to complete the work or contact our office for an extension will result in an automatic closing of your file.
- Your application will remain active for a maximum period of one year from the date our office receives it.
- If for any reason you fail to complete the approved renovations within that time, your file will be closed, and you will need to re-apply and be assessed again for funding eligibility
- Payments for approved work are completed once invoices and Request for Payment (required) and Payee forms (if applicable) are provided to our office.
- Pre and Post-inspections by qualified staff may be necessary to ensure compliance with building codes and industry standards prior to payment being released.
- Once the maximum grant is received, you are not eligible for another grant for 15 years.
What kinds of repairs are eligible or ineligible?
Eligible repairs include any “must have” essential repairs.
Ineligible repairs include:
- “Want to have” cosmetic upgrades like a painting refresh, flooring upgrade or change to fixtures.
- Renovations outside the home such as driveway, shed or detached garage upgrades or additions.
- Installation of heat pumps or storm doors.
- Any renovations started or completed prior to approval of a grant.
If I qualify, how much funding could I receive based on income?
|Combined Annual Income||PEI Home Renovation||Seniors Home Repair||Seniors Safe @ Home Program||Renovation Program for Persons with Disabilities|
|$35,000 or less||$12,000||$4,000||$10,000||$16,000|
|$35,001 - $38,000||$10,000||$3,600||$8,400||$13,200|
|$38,001 - $41,000||$8,000||$3,200||$6,800||$10,400|
|$41,001 - $44,000||$6,000||$2,800||$5,200||$7,600|
|$44,001 - $47,000||$4,000||$2,400||$3,600||$4,800|
|$47,001 - $50,000||$2,000||$2,000||$2,000||$2,000|
Who do I contact about the PEI Home Renovation Programs?
PEI Home Renovation Programs
161 St. Peters Road, P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown C1A 7N8
Toll Free: 1-855-374-7366
Tips for a successful online form
- Any section of the online form marked with * must be completed.
- Applications with inaccurate information or that do not include all required attachments will not be reviewed.
- You should resize any file that is larger than 4 MB before you send it (see resizing photos for online applications).
- Keep a record of your Submission ID (example: 34123).