The government has announced yet another measure to help people who are struggling during the crisis. This time, it's financial assistance for Quebec renters. Through the Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ), tenants who have lost income as a result of the current situation can apply to receive an interest-free loan to make their rent payments. The loan totals $1,500, "equivalent to two months' rent," according to an April 29 statement on the government website.\nIt will be paid directly to renters' landlords and is repayable by August 31, 2021.\nApplications must be made by July 15, 2020 through the SHQ website.\nThe application portal is not yet active, but the SHQ encourages eligible renters to check its website frequently.\n"This assistance will make it possible to meet the liquidity challenges that some tenants may face despite the financial assistance offered by the federal government," the announcement reads.\nThe government has also created a program for residents "whose plans to move into their principal residence [...] have been postponed because of COVID-19."\nThe residence "must have been under construction before March 25, 2020, in anticipation of delivery between April 1, 2020, and August 31, 2020, inclusively, and cannot take place in this interval given the circumstances."\n#COVID19 Vous devez déménager bientôt? Suivez le guide des bonnes pratiques sanitaires à adopter lors d'un #déménagement. https://t.co/FFHqbZ17iq@INSPQ @sante_qc pic.twitter.com/X8BTd6cFgc— SHQ (@HabitationSHQ) April 22, 2020\n"Eligible individuals will receive up to $2,000 per month for a period of up to two months. This amount will be provided as a rebate for temporary accommodation costs."\nThe government will also cover up to $1,000 in "storage and moving costs."\n"The measures announced today will provide relief to individuals and families for whom the pandemic has become a source of concern for a basic need: housing," Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, said.\n"These are concrete solutions to help some households pay their rent, while allowing others to see a happy ending to their housing project."\n#COVID19 Des mesures en #habitation sont mises en œuvre pour aider les personnes affectées par les conséquences de la pandémie.▪️Prêt sans intérêt pour le paiement du loyer▪️Mesure pour les ménages qui ne peuvent emménager dans leur résidence . https://t.co/SCn6QVIfL2 pic.twitter.com/8kIPcOKF75— SHQ (@HabitationSHQ) April 29, 2020\n"I am very proud of them, because they show our government's ability to lead the fight against COVID-19 with the public, while remaining creative in meeting the collective challenges ahead. We will leave no one behind!"\n#COVID19 Des mesures en #habitation sont mises en œuvre pour aider les personnes affectées par les conséquences de la...Posted by Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ) on Wednesday, April 29, 2020\nStay tuned for more news.