Education Incentive Program

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) is pleased to announce increased funding for its Education Incentive Program:

  • The eligible monthly incentive has increased to $50 for each child and/or adult student or dependent attending high school or a post-secondary institution, which is double the $25 per student offered previously.
  • Eligible grades have also expanded to now include grades seven through nine, in addition to high school (levels 1, 2, 3 or 4).

In 2006, as a partner in the province’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, NLHC provided funding for the Education Incentive Program for its tenants. The Program has provided a much-needed financial bonus to many families with children attending school or a post-secondary institution.

Who is eligible?

Any NLHC leaseholder with a child or dependent attending grade seven through high school (levels 1, 2, 3, or 4) or any household with an adult or dependent attending a post-secondary institution or enrolled in an Adult Basic Education Program.

How much money will I receive?

Eligible tenants will receive $50 for every month that each child and/or adult student is in school. This will be issued by cheque to the leaseholder.

When will I receive the refund?

For those with children in high school, payments will be made twice a year. NLHC starts accepting requests for payment at the end of the normal school terms, which would be January and June.

For those in post-secondary institutions, NLHC starts accepting requests for payment at the end of each semester. For example, at Memorial University, the semesters end in April, August and December.

Please note, payments can take eight (8) weeks.

How do I apply?

NLHC will need a letter from the school for each child and/or adult stating the student was in full-time attendance and the exact date of the school term for which you are requesting the incentive funding.

For Further Information:

Contact your Housing Administration Officer (HAO) to find out more.