$216,000 for home ren­o­va­tions

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Or­ford MNA Pierre Reid has an­nounced that the MRC of Mem­phrem­a­gog will re­ceive $216,000 for the Ren­ovil­lage pro­gram of 2011-2012. The money comes from the So­ci­eté d’habi­ta­tion du Québec (SHQ). “Ren­ovil­lage takes into ac­count the par­tic­u­lar con­text of liv­ing in a ru­ral area. With this pro­gram, the SHQ rec­og­nizes the im­por­tance of re­spond­ing to the needs of low in­come house­holds re­gard­ing ren­o­va­tions. Our sup­port al­lows for the preser­va­tion and im­prove­ment of the qual­ity of hous­ing in the area but also con­trib­utes to the well-be­ing of more vul­ner­a­ble cit­i­zens by help­ing them to re­main in their com­mu­ni­ties,” com­mented Mr. Reid.

The aim of Ren­ovil­lage is to al­low low in­come house­holds in ru­ral ar­eas to do ren­o­va­tion work on their homes for ma­jor prob­lems that need re­pair­ing. The pro­gram cov­ers mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties of less than 5000 peo­ple as well as mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties with more than 5000 peo­ple when they are not served by a wa­ter or sewer net­work.

Home­own­ers who need more in­for­ma­tion on the Ren­ovil­lage pro­gram should con­tact their mu­nic­i­pal­ity, their MRC, or the SHQ. In 2010, the pro­gram gave money to more than 240,000 house­holds in Que­bec. In­for­ma­tion can also be found at www.habi­ta­tion.gouv.qc.ca.

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