EECA extends Insulation Subsidies to low income homeowners!

11 August 2017

EECA has extended insulation subsidies under the Warm Up New Zealand:Healthy Homes programme to include eligible homeowners!

EECA has recently announced that 50% insulation subsidies under the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme are again available to eligible homeowners.

Since July 2016 the programme was restricted to rental properties but following the recent announcement and a slow uptake by landlords, the funding pool has been made available to homeowners as well.  Be be quick it's limited funding and for a limited time.

EECA Insulation Subsidy Eligibility

The eligibility conditions for homeowners are the same as for landlords. To be eligible for the 50% subsidies on ceiling and underfloor insulation the house must have been built prior to 2000 and occupied by either:

  1. a named tenant or homeowner with a valid Community Services Card or Community Services Card-endorsed SuperGold Card; or
  2. a named tenant or homeowner with a demonstrable income-related need*, and one or more occupants of the house has a referral from a medical practitioner registered with the Medical Council of NZ or a nurse registered with the Nursing Council of NZ stating that the occupant suffers from a respiratory illness;
  3. a tenant or homeowner who is referred by a Ministry of Health-recognised Healthy Homes Initiative provider.

Implications for Homeowners

Great news but remember this funding is for a limited time only while subsidy funding lasts. Contact us today to see if you are eligible and the other funding support we have to help you with your share of the cost.

Implications for Landlords

There is now more competition for the current EECA insulation subsidies. The funding is limited and is strictly on a first come first served basis. With insulation becoming mandatory from July 2018 - if you’re looking for financial support contact us today.

Don’t miss out, contact us today!

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