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Social Housing Programs

Municipal Code (art. 10 & seq.) allows the RCM to exercise its territory other than those which are traditionally assigned skills.

Another objective given the MRC is the dispensation, on behalf of the Government of Quebec, of residential programs on its territory.

Once important, appropriations for these programs by higher levels of Government however were somewhat reduced, in recent years, in the wake of their budget cuts. However, conversion of housing for persons with disabilities programs still

If your home requires work to correct major defects or to adapt it to allow you to continue to live independently, there is assistance to home renovation programs to help finance them.

Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Société d'Habitation du Québec, the MRC is the agent to run these programs on its territory.

Currently, the MRC is active in the following programs:

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Home adaptation program (PAD)

The PAD program is for people with disabilities who are limited in their daily activities at home. It consists of financial assistance paid to the owner of the home for the execution of the eligible adaptation work that meet the needs of the disabled person. Standards and the terms of the program are available on the website of the Société d'habitation du Québec : click here >>.

RénoRégion program – Done

The 2016 program put in place to help homeowners with low or modest income, living in rural areas to enable them to correct major defects on their residence is completed. Standards and the terms of the program are available on the website of the Société d'habitation du Québec : cliquez ici >>.

Procedure of application for financial assistance

You must first contact your MRC to determine your eligibility and fill out your registration form. A certified inspector will subsequently visit your home to list all the eligible work to be done by a licensed RBQ (Régie du Batiment du Québec) contractor. The MRC will then issue a certificate of eligibility indicating the amount of aid you are entitled to. You will then have a period of six months (from the date on the certificate) to perform the authorized work.

For more information, please contact us at the 819-463-3241, ext 221.

 

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