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House Rent Subsidy


The House Rent grant is short-term assistance available to persons who are unable to meet their current monthly rental payment and arrears.  The maximum amount that can be accessed by a recipient is TT$7,500.00 over a three-month period, averaging TT$2,500.00 per month.




Am I eligible?

To qualify for this grant you must be:

  • A victim of domestic violence.
  • A victim of a disaster, such as fire, flood or hurricane.
  • A needy person threatened with eviction.

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How do I apply?

You must visit the Social Welfare Division office in your district and speak to an officer.  Follow the link below for a list of office locations.  The officer will fill out an application form and your application will be reviewed.


Social Welfare Division Offices

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What documents do I need?

  • Proof of threatened eviction or, in the case of fire victims, a letter from the Fire Services Division.
  • A letter from the landlord indicating the monthly rent.
  • A rental receipt.

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Where can I find more information?

For more information on how to apply for this grant and the eligibility criteria, please contact the Social Welfare Division office in your district.


Social Welfare Division Offices

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