The RénoRégion program provides financial assistance to low or modest-income owner-occupants in rural areas for work to correct major defects in their home.
The Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ) covers the costs of the RénoRégion Program. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation may also contribute. The SHQ administers the program and delegates application at the local level to regional county municipalities (RCM) and specified municipalities.
The program is intended for owner-occupants of a housing unit with one or more major defects that is located in an eligible area.
The owner-occupant’s annual household income must not exceed the maximum allowable level, which varies depending on the region.
The RénoRégion program provides a grant that is paid out only upon completion of the work.
This grant may cover up to 95 percent of the approved cost for the admissible work, to a maximum of $12,000.
The cost of admissible work is either the lowest bid received, the cost invoiced by the contractor or that determined from the price list in effect for the program, whichever is the least.
The amount of the grant is determined by multiplying the approved cost for the admissible work by the percentage of the financial assistance to which the recipient is entitled. This percentage varies depending on the difference between household income and the income level applicable, as well as household size and region of residence.
The housing unit must need work with a value of at least $2,000 to correct one or more major defects involving at least one of the following components.
The work must be performed by a contractor with the appropriate licence from the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), must start after the municipality or RCM grants approval and must be completed within six months of the approval date.
The RénoRégion Program applies to all municipalities with a population of less than 15,000 and those located in the Gaspésie−Îles-de-la-Madeleine region. In municipalities with a population of more than 15,000, the program applies to areas without public water or sewer service.
The program does not apply to the cites of Gatineau and Laval nor to the greater Longueuil, Montreal and Quebec City areas. Northern villages and Indian reserves are also ineligible.
If you want complementary information, you may contact the SHQ by telephone at 1 800 463-4315 (toll-free) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General information is also available from the Services Québec office nearest you.