In the coming weeks hundreds of Islanders will be notified regarding the status of their applications for the province’s home repair and renovation programs, says Minister of Family and Human Services Tina Mundy.
“Through the Department of Family and Human Services we are very pleased to be able to offer these valuable grant programs to support low income Islanders to make necessary repairs or renovations to their home,” said Minister Mundy. “This year, funding was increased to all of our renovation and repair programs by $400,000. This funding will provide grants to over 600 Island households, allowing them to remain in their current home, reducing the demand on seniors and family housing, long-term care and community care.”
The Province offers three different home renovation and repair programs. The Prince Edward Island Home Renovation Programs (PEIHRP) has two components, one of which is available to all Islanders who meet the qualifications and the second, specifically for individuals who require renovations to their homes to accommodate a disability. There are also two programs that support Island seniors, the Seniors Home Repair Program, and the Seniors Safe @ Home Program. These two programs are available to low and modest income homeowners over the age of 60 to help improve their homes and gain greater independence.
For 2016/17 it is expected that over 600 Islanders who are most in need will receive over $2 million of funding through these valuable programs.
The application process for the PEIHRP has finished for 2016 and people will be receiving notices in the mail regarding the status of their application. Applications are still being accepted for the Seniors Home Repair Program and the Seniors Safe @ Home Program.
For applications or more information, go to www.gov.pe.ca/go/housing or one of the Access PEI locations across the province.