General Topics and Information - Central East
Service: Ontario. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Ontario Renovates, No Physical Location
|Description (Service)||Inquiries for home repair/renovation funds for home owners:
The Investment in Affordable Housing Program offers ONTARIO RENOVATES to assist:
Low to moderate income home owner households to make essential home repairs, create a secondary/garden suite or repair and increase the accessibility of their home through modifications and adaptations - target groups also include (but are not limited to) seniors, persons with disabilities, victims of family violence, Aboriginal people living off-reserve, residents of remote communities. See Municipality links below for caller to contact housing authority for inquiries on ONTARIO RENOVATES or other repair programs that may be offered (application process and availability of funds may vary by municipality).
BRUCE: Home Repair Program BRU0284 OR ICarol
DUFFERIN: DUF0023 OR ICarol
GREY: Grey County Housing GBA2392 OR ICarol
HURON: Huron County Housing Corporation GBA3631 OR ICarol
KAWARTHA LAKES and HALIBURTON Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton Housing Help HAL0030 OR ICarol
MUSKOKA:Muskoka District Community Services MUS0035 OR ICarol
NORTHUMBERLAND: Habitat for Humanity Northumberland NLD0759 OR ICarol
PETERBOROUGH: Peterborough Social Services - Peterborough Renovates - https://www.peterborough.ca/en/city-services/help-for-homeowners.aspx#Get-help-with-home-repairs-and-accessibility-projects Program is currently closed.
PERTH: City of Stratford does not have funds for this program. CMHC does not provide Ontario Renovates but may be able to assist in directing residents of Perth County to other resources ICarol OCR0230
SIMCOE: Social Housing Department-Ontario Renovates CWD2585 OR ICarol
Further information regarding ONTARIO RENOVATES:
Major repairs could include but are not limited to heating systems, doors and windows, roofs, electrical systems and plumbing, structural, septic systems, well water and well drilling.
Modifications for accessibility include but are not limited to ramps, handrails, chair and bath lifts, cues for doorbells, fire alarms.
Forgivable loans of up to $25,000 are provided for repairs and secured with a promissory note. If the property is sold within 10 years the loan is due back to the County. The forgiveness of the funding occurs at an equal rate over the 10 years. The earning of loan forgiveness begins on the date of repair completion. Any funds returned will be put in a revolving fund for Ontario Renovates. Grants are provided up to $3,500 for accessibility modifications and adaptations.
Ontario Renovates also offers Multi-Unit Rehabilitation to assist (loan forgiveness is a minimum of 15 years):
Landlords of eligible affordable rental projects to rehabilitate units that require essential repairs and/or modify units to increase accessibility. Low to moderate income home owners to create a new affordable rental unit in an existing single family home. Existing shelters repair, rehabilitate and improve units that assist victims of family violence.
|Areas Served||Bruce County ; Dufferin County ; Grey County ; Haliburton County ; Huron County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Muskoka District ; Northumberland County ; Parry Sound District ; Perth County ; Peterborough (County of) ; Simcoe County|
|Eligibility||Refer to specific municipality for application process and availability of funds. Income eligibility may vary based on area of residency.|
|Application||If eligible, print off application from website, then drop off, mail or fax completed application.|
|Fees||Contact for information.|
Address and Location
|Located In Community||Orillia|
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|Physical Access||Not Applicable|
|Office Phone||No public phone number available|