November 4, 2019
Moncton, NB – Habitat for Humanity Moncton is expanding its housing program by launching a new repair program that will be available for low-income homeowners in need of health & safety, energy efficiency, and accessibility repairs.
For many years, Habitat for Humanity Moncton has received requests from low-income homeowners seeking support with the maintenance of their homes. In 2018 Habitat for Humanity Moncton began to explore ways in which they could address this gap in services and expand their existing housing program of building homes to also include repairs.
“Low-income households have to regularly make decisions to defer maintenance repair projects due to other priorities, such as hydro bills, groceries or medical expenses,” said Habitat For Humanity Moncton’s Executive Director, Chantal Landry. “Some of these households may be at a point where their home requires minor repairs but these projects have been deferred so long that their ability to retain their home at a safe and healthy level is now in question.”
The new repair program, which is titled “Renew-It”, is set to roll out this month and Habitat for Humanity Moncton is seeking eligible and interested applicants from throughout Southeastern New Brunswick. Interested applicants need to fulfill the basic criteria for eligibility via the expression of interest. If they qualify, the homeowners will be asked to submit a full application with supporting documentation. Qualified homeowners will be approved for repairs at no upfront cost but their partnership with Habitat will require them to complete volunteer hours and repay a no-interest loan following the completion of the project.
Renew-it is a nation-wide Habitat for Humanity program offered by select affiliates who have adapted the program to the needs of their respective communities. ReNew-It is a great compliment to Habitat for Humanity’s core building program providing the opportunity to serve more low-income families across Canada. ReNew-It assists communities as well as families by revitalizing neighbourhoods, strengthening connections within their community and helping families remain in their homes which will be safer and more affordable.
Interested applicants can find out if they pre-qualify by submitting the ‘Renew-It Expression of Interest Form”, available on Habitat for Humanity Moncton’s website: www.habitatmoncton.com under “Housing”
For media inquiries contact: Chantal Landry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 506-381-7409