Thanks to the HOPE program, Rebecca's house was repaired, and her family will have a safe and comfortable living space for years to come.
Gerry Kemp received funding through the HOPE program. Read his story.
HOPE Program funding will not be available in 2017, as the program concluded on December 31, 2016.
What HOPE Was For
Through the HOPE program, the City aimed to:
- Improve housing conditions for qualifying-income households
- Help meet Cornerstones II objectives to improve access to affordable housing
- Address the ongoing demand for home repair funding like the former Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP)
HOPE helped 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 offered conditional grant funding up to a maximum of $20,000.
Applicants were 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 also received up to $1,000 under Curb Appeal for exterior home improvements within the designated priority neighbourhoods only (priority neighbourhoods were Alberta Avenue, Boyle Street, Central McDougall, Eastwood, McCauley, and Queen Mary Park).
Who Could Apply
HOPE began as a pilot program in priority neighbourhoods to help communities achieve neighbourhood sustainability and support ongoing community revitalization initiatives. Due the success of the pilot version of the program, as of January 02, 2014, the program was expanded to include all neighbourhoods within Edmonton.