Emergency Repair Program
The Emergency Repair Program offers financial assistance to help low-income households in rural areas, for emergency repairs required for the continued safe occupancy of their home.
Delivered by: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in Prince Edward Island and Yukon Territory.
Prince Edward Island and Yukon Territory have chosen to maintain existing delivery arrangements for the Affordable Housing Initiative and renovation programs off-reserve for the 2011-2014 period. As a result, CMHC is delivering the renovation programs off-reserve including the Emergency Repair Program in these two jurisdictions.
In all other jurisdictions, federal investments in affordable housing are being cost matched and delivered by provinces and territories under the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) 2011-14 agreement. Under the agreement, provinces and territories match the federal funding that was previously allocated for the Affordable Housing Initiative and Renovation Programs Off-Reserve and deliver a range of provincially/territorially-designed affordable housing programs, which may include financial assistance for renovation programs.
Only those repairs urgently required to make a house safe are eligible for assistance. Examples include:
- heating systems;
- doors and windows;
- roofs, walls, floors and ceilings;
- vents, louvers;
- electrical systems.
Any repairs carried out before application is approved in writing are not eligible.
Other criteria may apply.
General Inquiries: 1-800-668-2642
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