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The contents of pages that deal with programs for the general public, as well as the page for industry stakeholders, have been translated into English pursuant to the language policy of the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ). However, if you wish to consult the other sections of the SHQ’s website, please refer to the French version.

Housing during the COVID-19 pandemic

On April 29, 2020, the Government of Quebec announced two housing measures intended to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interest-free loan for rent payment

The Société d’habitation du Québec is offering an interest-free loan of $1,500, the equivalent of two months’ rent, to tenants whose income has been reduced as a result of COVID-19.

Financial support for households awaiting their residence (property or dwelling)

Furthermore, the SHQ also plans to support households whose plans to move into their main residence (property or dwelling) have been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible individuals will receive up to $2,000 per month for a maximum of two months to cover the costs of temporary accommodation, and up to $1,000 for the expenses related to the moving, transportation, and storage of their movable property.

Are you moving during the pandemic?

Year after year, hundreds of thousands of Quebec residents move, often relying on their family and friends to lend them a hand. If you are in this situation this year, take all necessary precautions to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 virus.

Download our leaflet COVID-19: Good Health Practices to Follow During a Move (599 Ko).

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