Société d'habitation du Québec
The purpose of the RénoRégion Program is to provide financial assistance for low-income owner-occupants in rural areas to enable them to have work done on their homes to correct major defects.
It is administered by the Société d'habitation du Québec, which has entrusted the application of the program to regional county municipalities (MRCs) and certain municipalities. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation may also contribute.
ClienteleLow-income owner-occupants who live in an eligible territory and whose home has serious defects. RequirementsThe owner-occupant must meet the following criteria:
Eligible territories The following territories are eligible:
Ineligible territories The following territories are not eligible:
Eligible work To be eligible, the work must:
Eligible home To be eligible, the home must:
NoteThe residential portion of a mixed-use building (for example, a shop on the ground floor and a housing unit above) is eligible if it meets the other program conditions.
The financial assistance can be up to 95% of the recognized cost of the eligible work, up to a maximum of $12,000. The amount of assistance is determined by the municipality or MRC. The assistance is paid after the work has been completed. The amount of financial assistance is calculated by multiplying the recognized cost of the eligible work by the financial assistance percentage to which the owner-occupant is entitled. This percentage varies depending on the difference between the income of the household and the applicable income, which in turn depends on the region and the size of the household.