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Home Energy Loan Program (HELP)

The Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) is a new financing tool offered by the City of Toronto to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money. The program was developed to assist homeowners to access low interest financing to complete energy and water efficiency improvement projects.

The City of Toronto established the HELP Pilot Program as a part of its commitment to achieving an 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050. Buildings, including homes, account for about 44 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions. By making your home more energy efficient, you can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve Toronto’s air quality.

Councillor Fragedakis is pleased to announce that most of Ward 29 is within the area of the HELP Pilot Program – see this map for details.  You can learn more about the program on the Live Green Toronto website.

Upgrading your home with energy efficiency improvements (also called retrofits) can cut your energy bills, improve home comfort and reduce harmful emissions to the environment. For many people, the high upfront cost of these improvements, such as upgrading to a high efficiency furnace and replacing old windows, can be a barrier to taking action.
HELP offers a solution. Low interest loans are available to qualifying homeowners who are interested in improving the energy and water efficiency of their home. Through HELP, the City will provide the funding required to complete the improvements and the homeowner will repay the City over time via installments on their property tax bill.
The potential savings you may realize after completing your home energy retrofit will help offset the cost of your monthly repayments to the City. And by making your home more energy efficient, you will be better protected against rising energy costs.

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