Funding Available for Home Renovations

June 28, 2016

*** As of July 14, 2016, 2016/2017 Ontario Renovates funding has been exhausted ***

Huron County, ON – Home repair, energy efficiency and 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 repairs, energy efficiency upgrades or modifications to become more accessible for you or another resident? The Ontario Renovates Program helps Huron County homeowners to complete necessary home repairs, energy efficiency upgrades and/or increase the accessibility of their home through modifications or 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 home repairs and accessibility upgrades.” Eligible repairs under the Ontario Renovates Program may include heating system upgrades, window and/or door replacement, electrical system upgrades, etc.  Modifications for accessibility could include ramps, handrails, chair and bath lifts, cues for doorbells and fire alarms.

Forgivable loans to a maximum of $10,000 will be secured by a Promissory Note.  Funding for accessibility upgrades made to a home, up to a maximum of $5,000 is in the form of a grant and does not require repayment.

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

This is a limited funding program which starts June 1, 2016.

Application forms for the Ontario Renovates Program are available online at huroncounty.ca. Look under “County Services” and then under “Housing” for this housing program.

For more information contact:

Jayme Koskamp, Housing Programs Coordinator
519.482.8505 (ext 4255)
jkoskamp@huroncounty.ca