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Date updated: February 21, 2019

For the Home

We hear from seniors all the time looking for information that will help them stay in their home or move.

The 50+ population in NL have the highest home-ownership rates of any province. However, there are also quite a few seniors who are renting or are considering a move to a rental apartment or an institution like a long term care facility (less than 10 percent in NL).

The resources in this section can help seniors stay in their home, repair their home, rent a home, or plan a move.


Select One of the Following Categories for Relevant Resources and Information:


This NLHC web page provides you with links to the following Programs:
  • Rental Housing Program
  • First Time Home-Buyers Program (FHP) -1
  • Home Energy Savings Program (HESP)
  • Home Modification Program (HMP) - 2
  • Provincial Home Repair Program (PHRP) -3
Emergency Housing -call: 1-833-724-2444     This is a provincial, 24-hour number. For a senior who is homeless or in immediate danger of being homeless (eg. out on the street the next day). NOTES: 1.The First-time Homebuyer’s Program is currently closed. 2.NLHC is no no new money has been put into this program so far this fiscal year. Only "emergency" funding exists (health professional determines if it is an emergency). New money for the program may be released for the program when the budget is passed by the new government. 3.NLHC is no longer accepting applications for the non- emergency Provincial Home Repair Program. Applications postmarked after May 17, 2019 will not be accepted. However, NLHC will accept applications from homeowners who require emergency repairs to their home (emergency repairs are defined as being required for a client to remain in their home, for example no heat, no water/sewer, unsafe electrical system).

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