Funding Available for Accessible Upgrades

April 1, 2015

Huron County, ON – Accessible upgrades will become easier for low to moderate income homeowners in Huron County under a program funded by the provincial and federal governments and administered by the County.

Does your home require modifications to become more accessible for you or another resident? The Ontario Renovates Program – Accessibility, helps Huron County homeowners to increase the accessibility of their home through modifications and adaptations.

Barbara Hall, Manager, Housing and Property Services for the County, said the renovation program is designed to help “people stay in their home by helping them make needed accessibility upgrades.” Modifications for accessibility could include ramps, handrails, chair and bath lifts, cues for doorbells and fire alarms.

Funding for accessibility upgrades will be in the form of a grant. The maximum amount is $5,000 and does not require repayment.

“This program is designed to help low income families complete necessary accessibility upgrades,” said Hall.

This is a limited funding program which starts April 1, 2015.

Application forms for the Ontario Renovates Program – Accessibility are available online at Look under “living here” and then under “social services” for this housing program.


For more information contact: Jayme Sutherland, Housing Programs Coordinator, Huron County Housing and Property Services at 519.482.8505 ext. 4255 or 1.888.371.5718.


For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)