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More P.E.I. seniors can get help with home repairs

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Grants between $1,000 and $2,000 are available for P.E.I. seniors to help with the cost of home renovations. - 123RF Stock Photo

The provincial government has expanded eligibility criteria to allow more Island seniors to benefit from the Seniors Home Repair Program.

Grants between $1,000 and $2,000 are available for qualifying seniors to help with the cost of home renovations such as electrical, structural, heating, plumbing and life safety. New applicants are no longer required to match the grant dollar-for-dollar, which will benefit lower-income seniors in need of minor home repairs.

“Seniors use this program to make the costs of repairs, such as replacing windows, making a bathroom safer or fixing a roof, a little more manageable,” said Family and Human Services Minister Tina Mundy.

“We continuously improve our programs to support seniors to age well in their homes and stay in their communities.”

The new and expanded criteria include $50,000 maximum qualifying income (increased from $35,000). In addition, applicants no longer need to match the amount of the grant, and the new maximum grant scale, based on income, ensures those in greatest need receive proportional funding. Seniors can also apply to this program regardless if they are eligible or have received funds from other programs such as the P.E.I. Home Renovation program.

Click here to apply or for more details, or call 1-855-374-7366. Applications can also be picked up at any Access P.E.I.

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