Emergency Repair Program

Emergency Repair Program

  • The Emergency Repair Program is meant to help those who have a low income and need to make necessary repairs to their home. To be eligible, an individual only needs to have low income and be a tenant or homeowner in a rural area of Canada. Repairs may be made on a variety of areas of the home, including the electrical system, the foundation, chimneys, windows and doors, among other areas. The grant amount, like other financial assistance, varies depending on where one lives in Canada. Assistance totals $6,000, $9,000 and $11,000, respectively, for those that live in the southern, northern and far northern parts of the country. Repairs that are started before the application for funding has been approved in writing are not eligible for the grant.

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Home Energy Loan Program (HELP)

Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) is a new financing tool offered by the City of Toronto to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money.

Upgrading your insulation and replacing an old furnace are examples of cost-effective improvements – also called retrofits – that can cut your energy bills, improve home comfort and reduce harmful emissions to the environment. For many people, however, the high upfront cost of these improvements can be a barrier to taking action.

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