Money to help seniors stay at home
The Memphremagog MRC was happy to announce that the Minister of Municipal Affairs has confirmed a financial contribution of $225,000 to help seniors with low revenues to adapt or renovate their homes so they can remain living in them. The money will go towards two programs that address these needs: the
Renovillage program and the Logements adaptes pour aines autonomes (LAAA) program. The Renovillage program helps low income seniors living in a rural setting to fix major problems at their residence. The amount given can reach as high as 90% of the cost of the work, up to $10,000. The LAAA program gives financial support to people 65 years or older, with low incomes, who must make minor modifications in their home or apartment to continue to live independently and safely. These grants can be as high as $3,500 if the work is done by a licensed contractor.
The Memphremagog MRC is also offering, in collaboration with the Societe d’habitation du Quebec (SHQ), the Programme d’adaptation de domicile (PAD) which allows people with handicaps to carry out their daily activities in their apartment, helping them to stay independent. This money is given to the owner of the residence to carry out certain types of adaptation work that responds to the needs of their tenants. The maximum amount granted will be $16,000 per admissible person.
People who would like to make a request for financial help or get more information about these programs can contact Pierre Laliberte at 819 346- 3772 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.