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 (RCMs) 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 difference between the owner-occupant’s annual household income and the applicable income level (AIL) must be less than or equal to $12,000. The AIL varies depending on the size of the household and the area in which the household is located.
Owners are ineligible for the program if they have received assistance from this program or the Rénovation Québec program in the 5 years prior to their application.
*The standardized value is obtained by multiplying the value of the building (excluding the value of the land) by the comparative factor shown on the municipal notice of assessment.
The RénoRégion program provides financial assistance that is paid out only upon completion of the work.
This financial assistance may cover up to 95 percent of the approved cost of the eligible work, up to a maximum of $20,000
(or $25,000 if the household’s annual income is less than or equal to the AIL).
The cost of eligible 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 financial assistance is determined by multiplying the approved cost of the eligible work by the percentage of financial assistance to which the recipient is entitled. This percentage varies depending on the difference between household income and the applicable income level.
The housing unit must need work with a value of at least $3,500 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 administrative region of Gaspésie−Îles-de-la-Madeleine. In municipalities with a population of more than 15,000, the program applies to areas without public water or sewer service (private or public).
The program does not apply to the cities of Gatineau and Laval nor to the greater Longueuil, Montreal and Quebec City areas. Northern villages and Indian reserves are also ineligible.
The RénoRégion Program is administered by the Société d’habitation du Québec through its housing improvement department, in conjunction with RCMs and some municipalities.
For more information about the RénoRégion Program, please contact your municipality or RCM .