Energy efficiency program - Low-income households support
Supplement low-income households
Énergir offers supplementary financial assistance to low-income households of up to double the amount of the usual energy efficiency program grant.
Who is eligible for the program ?
- You have to be a current or an about-to-be customer of Énergir
- You have to be :
• Owners of multi-tenant buildings with four or more units, one or more of which are occupied by low-income households
• Be a housing cooperatives or NPOs
• be a non-profit social and community organizations dedicated to helping low-income customers
- You have to be participating in one or more Énergir’s energy efficiency grants.
What is a low-income households ?
The family income equal to or below the income threshold shown in the opposite table.
- HLM-type housing NPOs could also be eligible for financial assistance under certain specific conditions. We invite them to contact their Énergir sales representative.
- Owners of a triplex, duplex, condo or single-family home can also participate in the residential version of the program
Benefits of the program
Receive an additional amount
This program offers supplementary financial assistance to owners of multi-teant buildings with four or more units, one or more occupied by low-income households. The supplement is determined according to the energy efficiency program in which the owner is participating. The supplementary financial assistance is then shared between the building owner and the low-income households renting a unit in the building where the energy efficiency work is being carried out.
1- Owners of multi-tenant buildings with four or more units, with one or more units occupied by low-income households
The supplementary financial assistance is determined according to the energy efficiency program in which you are participating, and also takes into account the percentage of low-income households in the building. For example, if there are two low-income households in a building with 10 units, the basic financial assistance would be increased by 20 %. The supplementary assistance is then shared between the building owner (40 % of the supplement) and the low-income households in the building (60 % of the supplement).
For example, here is how the supplementary financial assistance is calculated for an owner who is eligible for $10,000 in financial assistance toward the purchase and installation of a condensing boiler if 25 of his 50 units are occupied by low-income households.
2- Housing cooperatives and non-profit organizations
Because they are dedicated to helping low-income customers, housing cooperatives are automatically eligible for double the amount of the usual grant. The supplement is also determined according to the energy efficiency program in which you are participating.
Non-profit organizations just have to show that they are helping low-income customers. A copy of the charter will be requested so that we can confirm their eligibility.
To know more
To learn the program completion steps and eligibility criterias, consult the Participant's Guide. You will find all the necessary information such as the description and objectives of the program, grant amount, eligibility criteria, implementation steps and forms to complete.
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An Énergir expert will guide you through the simple process and help find the grants for which you are eligible
1 You must complete and send your APPLICATION FORM TO THE PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT - LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLD (FORM 1) before the start of work related to energy efficiency program in which you participate. The start of work is the date of signature of the first contract for the project. Énergir reserves the right:
- to modify the program or to terminate it without notice;
- to interpret the terms of the program;
- to limit the number of projects when the budget reserved for the program is exhausted.
2 The calculation presented takes into consideration that all low-income households have agreed to participate in the program and provide proof of income. The supplement amount will be based on the number of low-income households that participated in this step.