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240 grants have been issued to deserving applicants over the past five years at a cost of $3.6M.

There are times when, because of the uncertainties and unpredictability of life, incidents occur that destroy or seriously damage the homes of our most vulnerable citizens. To this end, the Ministry provides short-term assistance in the form of an emergency relief grant up to a maximum of $15,000 to persons who may have found themselves at the mercy of such occurrences. This Emergency Shelter Relief Grant therefore provides relief and financial assistance to help repair or construct some type of temporary shelter for the affected families. 

During 2017-2018, the Ministry provided forty-six (46) emergency shelter relief grants.