Nunavut Housing Corporation

Emergency Repair Program


The Emergency Repair Program (ERP) provides assistance to people who own and occupy their home to undertake emergency repairs which pose an imminent threat to occupant health and/or safety, and which are required in order to ensure safe occupancy in their unit. The assistance comes in the form of a grant of up to a maximum amount of $15,000, based on Homeownership Program Income Eligibility (HPIE) numbers.

Eligible Clients

  • The applicant(s) must be at least 19 years of age and have resided in Nunavut for at least two years.
  • This program follows the income eligibility limits as set by the Homeownership Program Income Eligibility (HPIE) numbers.
  • Applicant(s) with rental or mortgage arrears with any Local Housing Organization in Nunavut or with NHC, or who have otherwise caused a loss to NHC, do not qualify for the program until those arrears or losses are paid in full. However, under certain circumstances. at the discretion of the District Director, this requirement may be waived.
  • The applicant(s) must possess title (or leasehold title) to the property. Existing NHC homeowner clients who do not possess leasehold title to the property, but occupy the unit under an Occupancy Agreement are eligible for ERP provided that all other eligibility requirements are met.

Eligible Repairs

Eligible repairs are limited to those urgently required for the continued safe occupancy of the dwelling.

Eligible repairs include:

  • Foundation - repair/replace damaged foundations/footings.
  • Walls (Interior or Exterior) - repair/replace damaged foundations/footings.
  • Floors and ceilings - use of plywood, wafer board, ceiling tile or gypsum board where major damage is evident.
  • Painting - paint as required where repairs have been carried out.
  • Insulation - use of insulating materials where required; use of caulking compound and weather-stripping material; use of sheathing paper for insulating purposes; use of plywood for skirting on raised units.
  • Doors - replacement where required.
  • Windows - use of glass or rigid plastic for repair or replacement where required.
  • Plumbing - repairs necessary to correct health or safety hazards.
  • Electrical - repair/replace damaged foundations/footings.
  • Heating - repair or replace fuel supply systems or components and heating systems/appliances or components. All heating equipment must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Note: where existing heating systems will be retained, consideration of fire safety items is essential.
  • Roofs - repairs necessary to correct health and safety hazards.
  • Air Circulation - use of vents and louvers to improve circulation.