NL Housing Corporation

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Sir Brian Dunfield Building
PO Box 220, 2 Canada Drive
St. John’s NL A1C 5J2

Tel: (709) 724-3000        Fax: (709) 724-3007       Website:
Contact: Jenny Bowring—Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: (709) 724-3055        Fax: (709) 724-3250       Email:


NLHC is a crown corporation whose mandate is to develop and administer housing assistance policy and programs for the benefit of low to moderate income households throughout the province.

Target Population:

Low – moderate income households throughout the province.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:


  • Rental Housing Program: NLHC owns and administers approximately 5,591 social housing units throughout various regions of the province, with the greatest concentration of units located on the Avalon (3,200) and Corner Brook (804). These homes are rented to low-income earners, with rental rates based on 25 per cent of monthly income. There are an estimated 14,000 individuals housed in NLHC units under this program.


  • Provincial Home Repair Program (PHRP): PHRP is a federal/provincial cost-shared initiative which is administered/delivered by NLHC. Low-income individuals and families are assisted under this program with modest assistance levels to improve privately owned households. This program primarily benefits seniors living in rural areas of the province.
  • Home Modification Program (HMP): HMP is designed to provide funding to low-to-moderate income homeowners ($46,500 or less), seniors, and persons with disabilities who require accessibility changes to their residences, which can help promote independence and self-reliance, assist with a better quality of life, and enable individuals to remain in their own homes for a longer period.
  • Home Energy Savings Program (HESP): HESP is a provincial initiative designed to assist low-income households with electrically heated homes which consume 15,000+ kWh of electricity annually. The program will provide non-repayable grants of up to $5,000 to help these households make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes.


  • Provincial Homelessness Fund (PHF): PHF is provides funding to assist registered non-profit organizations 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.
  • Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH): This program assists in the creation of modest, affordable rental housing which will benefit as many low-income households as possible. Eligible private sector or non-profit supportive housing sector proponents may receive capital funding in the form of a forgivable loan for the construction of affordable housing units for seniors, families, persons with disabilities or persons with complex needs.
  • Partner-Managed Housing Program: This program is directed in support of social housing initiatives largely in partnership with partner-managed non-profit housing groups. Most of the approximately 1,026 social housing units under this program are operated directly by individual groups with NLHC holding the mortgage on these properties and providing some level of operating assistance.
  • Supportive Living Program (SLP): 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.