The Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM wishes to inform its citizens that the RénoRégion program is again available this year to support residential renovation.
The objective of the program is to provide financial assistance to homeowners, with low or modest incomes, to carry out renovations to their homes. Remember that the RénoRégion program is only applicable for work to correct major defects in one or more of the basic building systems (roofing, plumbing, electricity, heating, etc.)
RénoRégion is applicable according to the area of residence and is aimed at applicants whose eligibility meets certain admissibility criteria. So the program applies to municipalities of 15,000 inhabitants and less. For the territory of the Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM, this includes the City of Beauharnois, as well as the rural municipalities of Saint-Étienne-de-Beauharnois, Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Sainte-Martine and Saint-Urbain-Premier.
Other eligibility criteria and program requirements include:
- the maximum standardized value of the building set at $ 115,000, excluding the land;
- the need for work of at least $ 2,000;
- the housing unit must be occupied as the primary residence;
- the building must not be located in a flood zone, nor in a landslide;
- the eligible family income and the number of people in the household must not exceed a previously established limit;
- depending on the income and the number of occupants mentioned above, the grant can vary between 20 and 95% of the approved cost for the admissible work, without exceeding $ 12,000.
Under this program, the work must relate to one or more of the following components: exterior walls, openings, projections, roof, structure, electricity, plumbing, heating and thermal insulation. The use of a certified contractor with a license from the Régie du bâtiment du Québec is also mandatory.
Also, another program of the Société d’Habitation du Québec (SHQ) that has recently enjoyed growing popularity is the Petits Établissements Accessibles (PEA) program. This is aimed at owners and tenants of commercial, business and meeting establishments who do not meet the legal accessibility obligation.
Thanks to the PEA, a subsidy of up to $ 15,000 can be granted to make the said establishments compliant and accessible to people with disabilities or reduced mobility.
This relates to you and you are interested in one of these programs? You want to take advantage of it and find out more? You can consult the website of the Société d’habitation du Québec at www.habitation.gouv.qc.ca or contact the inspector accredited and mandated by the RCM, Mrs. Véronique Bouchard at 450 287-0136.