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Housing, Shelter and Home Supports

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Newfoundland Labrador Housing (Housing) provides affordable rental housing to individuals and families with low income, including seniors, single parents, single people, Aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

Rental Housing Program (Housing)

Individuals or families may be eligible for low income rental housing if:

  • Total household income is below a certain yearly level
  • More than 30% of total household income is spent on rent and heat

Housing also works with community groups to offer housing for those with low income. For more help, call one of the Housing telephone numbers below.

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Did you know the City of St. John’s Non-Profit Housing Division has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses available for people who earn low and moderate incomes. Rent is based on family income. For more help, call the City of St. John’s at (709) 576-8196 or visit their website opens new window.

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Rental Supplement Program (Housing)

Pays a portion of the rent in private rental accommodations. It is available for households that have a total income under a certain level per year. This supplement is paid to the landlord. To find out about the program or for more help, call one of the Housing telephone numbers below.

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Provincial Home Repair Program (Housing)

Provides money for:

  • Completing vital repairs for homeowners with low income
  • Bringing homes up to safety standards
  • Making homes more accessible for seniors and persons with disabilities

Emergency repairs that are needed to make a home safe are given priority. For more help, call one of the Housing telephone numbers below.

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Education Incentive Program (Housing)

Tenants of Housing, with a child, dependent or adult in high school or a post-secondary school, may receive a monthly payment for each student. This program is considered exempt income by Income Support. It will not affect the amount of Income Support received by tenants of Housing. For more help, call one of the Housing telephone numbers below.

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Victims of Violence (Housing)

If you are living in an abusive situation, and are seeking safe and affordable housing, Newfoundland Labrador Housing may be able to help you. For more information, call one of the Housing telephone numbers below.

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Victim of Violence Start Up Allowance (Advanced Education and Skills)

Available to individuals leaving a violent relationship who are eligible for Income Support. This allowance helps with costs of setting up a new home, where the person is unable to get the necessary belongings from their own home. For more information call your local Advanced Education and Skills office.

Residential Tenancies Act (Government Services)

This Act protects tenants in rental situations. For more help, call 1-877-829-2608 or visit their website.

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Heating Oil Tank Replacement Program (Finance)

Provides money to homeowners with low income to help with the cost of replacing fuel oil tanks. Households using home heating fuel as the main heat source may receive the grant when the household fuel tank is replaced. For more help, call (709) 729-1695 or 1-877-729-1695.

Download the application form

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Persons with Disabilities

Basic Board and Lodging Benefit (Advanced Education and Skills)

Provides a basic board and lodging payment on behalf of adults with disabilities living with their own or other families. Eligibility is based on the individual’s income. For more help, call your local Advanced Education and Skills office.

For more information on provincial programs and services visit www.gov.nl.ca Click on Departments/Agencies and then click on the department responsible for the program you are looking for.

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Board and Lodging Supplement (Relatives and Non-Relatives) (HCS)

Provides additional financial assistance to adults with disabilities who need more than the basic monthly rate to live with relatives or non-relatives. It is available to adults with disabilities (aged 18-64) who are eligible for, or are receiving, board and lodging from Advanced Education and Skills. For more information or to apply call one of the Regional Health Authority telephone numbers below.

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Other Special Needs Funding (HCS)

Provides money for other minor expenses so a person with a disability can make their home more accessible or make minor household repairs. For more information or to apply call one of the Regional Health Authority telephone numbers below.

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Personal Care Homes Subsidy (HCS)

Provides a monthly subsidy to eligible persons who are moving into a personal care home. This subsidy is approved by the Regional Health Authority. For more information or to apply call one of the Regional Health Authority telephone numbers below.

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Newfoundland Labrador Housing

  • Avalon - 1-709-724-3000
  • Corner Brook - 1-709-639-5201
  • Gander - 1-709-256-1300
  • Happy Valley- Goose Bay - 1-709-896-1920
  • Grand Falls-Windsor - 1-709-292-1000
  • Marystown - 1-709-279-5375
  • Stephenville - 1-709-643-6826

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Regional Health Authorities

Eastern Health Authority

  • St. John’s - 1-709-752-4800
  • Rural Avalon - 1-709-759-3354
  • Bonavista, Clarenville - 1-709-468-5243
  • Burin - 1-709-891-5025
  • Web: www.easternhealth.ca

Central Health Authority

Western Health Authority

Labrador-Grenfell Health Authority

  • St. Anthony - 1-709-454-3333
  • Happy Valley – Goose Bay - 1-709-897-2000
  • Web: www.lghealth.ca

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