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Forgivable grants for repair Kawartha-Haliburton-Ontario

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Forgivable grants for repair Kawartha-Haliburton-Ontario

2015 Kawartha-Haliburton Renovates Funding

March 31, 2015 - If you own your home and have been in need of repairs, energy efficient upgrades or accessibility modifications, there may be help.

The City of Kawartha Lakes is participating in the Ontario Renovates Component of the Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario – 2014 Extension which was developed to help homeowners improve their living conditions by providing financial assistance to repair deficiencies or make accessibility modifications.

Kawartha-Haliburton Renovates provides a forgivable loan to a maximum of $10,000 for repairs such as roofs, plumbing, heating, foundations, wells, septic systems, etc. A grant to a maximum of $5,000 is also available for modifications to reduce physical barriers such as ramps, handrails, chair and bath lifts, countertop height adjustments, etc.

“We know there is a tremendous need for this type of funding in our area,” said Manager of Housing, Hope Lee. “Unfortunately there is very limited funding to use toward it.” The 2015 funding is only $183,800. Each eligible application received will be considered for funding on a first come first serve basis. Application forms for the 2015 funding year will be available on April 1st, 2015 and will be available until such time as all funding is allocated.

Applicants must own their own home. The market value of their home must be at or below $253,308. The applicant’s household income cannot exceed the limits in the table below based on the number of bedrooms in the home receiving the modifications.

Bachelor-$23,500

1 Bedroom-$29,000

2 Bedroom-$35,500

3 Bedroom-$40,000

4+Bedroom-$48,500

Applicants must have adequate home insurance, be current with property taxes and mortgage payments and their home located either in the City of Kawartha Lakes or the County of Haliburton.

Applications and further information can be obtained online at www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/khr or from the City of Kawartha Lakes Housing Department. For further information, please contact: Hope Kalisz, Affordable Housing Programs Coordinator at 705-878-9367 ext. 3109

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