The centralization of the Home Owner Grant program will give B.C. homeowners full online and phone application access, and quicker application processing, and will also ensure that those who are eligible for the home owner grant receive it.
After hearing from local government partners, the Province is taking over administration of the home owner grant program to ease the burden on municipalities. The Province already administers the program for home owners in rural areas, so it makes sense to centralize and streamline the program. There is no change to program eligibility for B.C. home owners.