NLHC owns and administers approximately 5,573 social housing units throughout various regions of the province, with the greatest concentration of units located in St. John’s (3,178) and Corner Brook (802). Low-income earners are the beneficiaries of the program with rental rates based on 25 per cent of monthly income. Approximately 55 per cent of tenants pay their own rent and are working or are on fixed income. There are an estimated 14,000 individuals housed in NLHC units under this program. Click here for further information.
The program provides eligible households a repayable loan of up to five percent of the purchase price of a new or existing home, to a maximum purchase price of $200,000 ($250,000 in the St. John’s Metro region and Labrador). Applicants must be first-time homebuyers with a total household income of $75,000 or less for full benefit and up to $85,000 for partial benefit and meet all other criteria for approval from a financial institution. Click here for further information.
HESP is designed to assist households with low income in making energy efficient retrofits to their homes. The program assists clients with retrofits that will make their homes more affordable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Click here for further information.
HMP is designed to provide funding to low-to-moderate income homeowners ($46,500 or less), persons with disabilities who require accessibility changes to their residences, which can help promote independence, self-reliance, assist with a better quality of life, and enable individuals to remain in their own homes for a longer period. HMP is not limited to people 65 years of age and over. Click here for further information.
PHRP is a federal/provincial cost-shared initiative which is administered/delivered by NLHC. Low-income households are assisted under this program with modest assistance levels to improve privately owned households. The average homeowner recipient is 68 years old, has an annual income of $21,275 and occupies a 49-year old house. Click here for further information.
This program is directed in support of social housing initiatives largely in partnership with partner-managed non-profit housing groups. Most of the approximately 1,016 social housing units under this program are operated directly by individual groups with NLHC holding the mortgage on these properties and providing operating assistance. Overall, approximately 77 per cent of the partner-managed units are occupied by seniors with an average age of 76 years and an average annual income of $19,232. Click here to view Operating Guide.
PHF is designed to provide funding to assist registered non-profit organizations by providing funding for the development of support services space for the provision of on-site and outreach services. These services promote housing stability and greater self reliance for those at risk of homelessness. The space can be developed either through new modest construction or renovation of an existing building. PHF funding is not available for the purchase of a building. Click here for further information.
The Supportive Living Program, an initiative funded through the Poverty Reduction Strategy, provides operating grants to incorporated non-profit organizations to prevent and end homelessness. Click here for further information.