News Provincial government announces small hike to home-owner grant threshold SHARE ON: Brendan Pawliw, staff Wednesday, Jan. 3rd, 2018 The BC government is slightly raising the homeowner threshold grant this year to $1.65 million dollars, up from the $1.6 million dollar mark last year. The grants range from $570 for the basic homeowner grant to $770 if the residence is based in the northern or rural part of the province. It increases even further to $1,045 for any 65 years of age or older or if the homeowner is disabled. According to the government, homeowners grants are expected to return $825 million in 2018. To be eligible, the home must be used as the owner’s primary residence. More to come.