New renovation program launched Up to $12,000 available

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Allyson Beauregard

PONTIAC – On December 8, Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin announced the launch of the RénoRégion Program (RRP) which will come into effect December 24, 2015. According to Fortin, this new program, which aims to improve living conditions in rural areas, will be very beneficial to Pontiac residents.

Allyson Beauregard

PONTIAC – On December 8, Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin announced the launch of the RénoRégion Program (RRP) which will come into effect December 24, 2015. According to Fortin, this new program, which aims to improve living conditions in rural areas, will be very beneficial to Pontiac residents.
“The government cares about the living conditions in rural areas. The RénoRégion Program will also strengthen the economy of the Pontiac, allow private
residences to remain in good condition, and foster occupancy outside major centres,” declared Fortin.
In its last budget, the government allotted $10 million to this new program administered by the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ). The RRP
provides financial assistance to homeowners with low or modest income, living in rural areas, enabling them to carry out work to repair major defects in their residence.
To be eligible, residences must require at least $2,000 worth of work on the structure, its plumbing, heating, electricity, exterior walls, roof, or windows. The grant can cover up to
95% of the costs with the
maximum amount of government assistance $12,000. The necessary work must be carried out by an entrepreneur with an RBQ license.
 Those interested in
participating can visit the
MRC Pontiac’s website at www.mrcpontiac.qc.ca or by contacting Louis Caron, MRC Pontiac SHQ Program Inspector at 819-648-5689 ext. 227 or l.caron@mrcpontiac.qc.ca. Mr. Caron can assess whether
an applicant is eligible to
participate in the program, and if so, can provide the application forms to start the process. PLEASE NOTE: the application forms for the program will not be available until after
the program comes into effect on December 24.