The City is launching Housing Opportunities Program for Edmonton (HOPE), a new home repair program for qualifying-income homeowners living in designated priority neighbourhoods.
What HOPE is for
Through the HOPE program, the City aims to:
- improve housing conditions for qualifying-income households;
- help meet Cornerstones II objectives to improve access to affordable housing; and
- address the ongoing demand for home repair funding like the former Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP).
HOPE will help qualifying homeowners bring their homes to a minimum standard of health and safety relating to plumbing, heating, electrical, structural, fire safety, disability modifications and energy efficiency. The program will offer conditional grant funding up to a maximum of $20,000.
Applicants will be considered for up to $2,000 in additional funding for energy efficient upgrades as part of The Way We Green, Edmonton's environmental strategic plan. Applicants may also receive up to $1,000 for exterior home improvements.
Who can apply
HOPE will begin as a pilot program in priority neighbourhoods to help communities achieve neighbourhood sustainability and support ongoing community revitalization initiatives. The pilot version of the program will be evaluated prior to expanding the future scope of the program.
If you are a homeowner currently residing in one of the
designated priority neighbourhood, your income is less than the Maximum Incomes by Household Size guidelines (see chart below), and you would like to make improvements or disability modifications to your home, consult the information guide for further details.>
Maximum Income Threshold
The priority neighbourhoods for the HOPE pilot are Alberta Avenue, Boyle Street, Central McDougall, Eastwood, McCauley, and Queen Mary Park. Residents of priority neighbourhoods may also qualify for the City of Edmonton Curb Appeal exterior home improvement grants.
To learn more about HOPE, or to apply to the program, print the Application Package.
For more information:
Housing Branch – Housing Opportunities for Edmonton (HOPE)
11th Floor, 10250 – 101 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3P4
In Edmonton: 311