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3 families get ‘HELP’ from Habitat for Humanity, SaskEnergy

A partnership between SaskEnergy and Habitat for Humanity is helping low-income Saskatoon homeowners with energy efficiency. Tyler Schroeder / Global News

SaskEnergy and Habitat for Humanity have teamed up once again for the 2016 Home Energy Legacy Program (HELP). By qualifying for the program, each homeowner can receive up to $10,000 in upgrades to make their houses more energy efficient.

The return of a partnership this year sees three deserving Saskatoon families get a little “HELP.”

Starting Monday, the low-income families will receive an Energy Star qualified furnace and energy efficiency upgrades – retrofits that will best reduce energy costs so they are able to live more comfortably.

On average, HELP homeowners may save 30 per cent on their energy bill.

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“Through this program we are able to keep home ownership affordable,” said Barb Cox-Lloyd, Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon CEO.

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“If the heating bill is so high that there is no money left for groceries or other bills this is not affordable home ownership. The HELP program gives us the opportunity to address this need in the community.”

The program was launched in 2011 and has helped 54 families in nine Saskatchewan communities.

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