Forgivable loans up to $10,000 per room In Ottawa-Ontario

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Forgivable loans up to $10,000/room in Ottawa-Ontario Rooming House
Rooming House Renovation Program

The Rooming House Renovation Program falls under the Ontario Renovates Program that is administered by the City’s Housing Services branch ("Housing Services") and provides limited funding to qualifying landlords for essential repairs and renovations as well funding to modify existing unit(s) or building(s) to make them more accessible and in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

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Rooming House Renovation Program Eligibility of applicants

A rooming house property may be eligible for the program if it is:

Located in the City of Ottawa Modest unit relative to community norms in terms of floor space and amenities;
Rent affordability based on 60% of the Average Market Rent (AMR) for Ottawa – (rent table is below (updated yearly by CMHC Rental Market Report));
A rooming house that require essential repairs and/or energy efficiency upgradesA rooming house that require modifications to increase accessibility;
A rooming house that is in good standing with the City of Ottawa (or) actively working towards compliance as determined by the City


Rooming House Renovation Program Monthly Rent

Unit Type 60% of Average Market Rent
Residential services home/Rooming House Up to $589.20
Examples of essential repairs

Examples of essential repairs include, but are not limited to:

Replacement of windows to energy efficient double pane, low E argon windows;
Roof replacements using attic insulation to a minimum of R40Furnace and/or heating equipment;
Toilet replacement with low-flush or dual-flush toilet (6 litres per flush or less);
Replacement of water heater with an ENERGY STAR qualified instantaneous water heater;
Modifications of kitchen and bathrooms;
Other items will be reviewed and considered that improve the quality of the dwelling for the tenants.

Examples of accessibility modifications
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Examples of acceptable accessibility modifications include, but are not limited to:

Ramps;
Handrails;
Chair and bath lifts;
Counter tops height adjustments;
Cues for doorbells and fire alarms.

Rooming House Renovation Program Scope of funding

The program provides funding in the form of forgivable loans to qualifying landlords:

Forgivable loans up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per rooming unit (room) up to a maximum of $100,000 per property;
Total loan is dependent on how many rental units are in the rooming house and the scope of repairs approved by the Housing Services Branch;
The loan will be totally forgiven if rent levels are maintained for the full 15 years as per CMHC Rental Market Report;
1/15 (6.67%) of the total loan will be forgiven each year;
Eligible landlords can only receive one loan per address under this program;
A second mortgage must be registered on the approved property.

Rooming House Renovation Program Duration of program

Housing Services will accept applications until all funds are spent, or until March 31st, 2018, whichever comes first.

Rooming House Renovation Program Timelines


Once Housing Services has received the application, the applicant will be contacted by a case coordinator from the Affordable Housing Unit. Applicants will also be notified if documents are missing. The full review of the application will include a visual property and building assessment and internal review by city staff. Please note that application review timelines may vary.

Rooming House Renovation Program Release of funds

Funding will be committed to an approved rental property owner upon signing a Funding Agreement document with Housing Services outlining the total amount funded and the terms and conditions attached to the use and release of funds.

Please note that any repairs and/or energy efficiency upgrades carried out before the loan is approved in writing are not eligible for the program and will not be reimbursed.

Rooming House Renovation Program Use of funds

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Funds awarded can only be used for the purposes outlined in the Funding Agreement with the City of Ottawa’s Housing Services. If the cost of the necessary repairs and/or modifications is more than the maximum amount of the loan provided, you, as the property owner, must cover the additional cost.

Rooming House Renovation Program Reporting and follow-up

Housing Services will follow up with you on an annual basis for your rent roll to ensure the units within the property remain affordable. If you sell, transfer title or increase the rent beyond the 60% of AMR (updated yearly – CMHC Rental Market Report) within 15 years of receiving a forgivable loan, you will be required to pay all or a portion of the loan back to the City.

How to apply for funding

Print and complete this application form PDF opens in a new tab or window [PDF - 162KB] and provide all necessary documents
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Contact the program at the phone number or email address below to request an application package be mailed to you

All applications with necessary documents must be mailed or delivered to:

City of OttawaHousing Services
Ontario Renovates Program
100 Constellation Drive, 8thFloor West
Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8


Rooming House Renovation Program Inquiries


For more information about the Ontario Renovates program,
please call our information line at
613-580-2424 ext 12300 or
email [email protected]

DISCLAIMER

We believe the information contained in this
article to be accurate.It is presented with the
understanding that we are not engaged in
rendering legal,accounting, or investment advice.
When professional assistance is required,
utilize the services of a licensed real estate
broker, lawyer, accountant,
or other consultant as may be required.


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Forgivable loans up to $10,000 per rental unit In Ottawa-Ontario

The Ontario Renovates program is administered by the City’s Housing Services branch ("Housing Services") and provides limited funding to qualifying landlords for essential repairs and renovations as well as modifications to improve accessibility of their existing unit(s) or building(s) and make them in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

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Directory of Forgivable real estate grants,
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Forgivable loans up to $10,000 per rental unit In Ottawa-Ontario Eligibility of applicants

The rental property may be eligible for the program if it is:

Located in the City of Ottawa;
Modest unit relative to community norms in terms of floor space and amenities;
Rent affordability based on the Average Market Rent (AMR) for Ottawa as established by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation's Rental Market Report(link is external) (also see table below);
Not at the same municipal address as the landlord's residence;
A building or unit that require essential repairs and/or energy efficiency upgrades;
A single unit or multi-unit building that requires modifications to increase accessibility and accommodate tenants who are seniors and/or persons with disability;
CMHC Rental Market Report for Ottawa - Fall 2016

Bachelor $812.00
One bedroom unit $982.00
Two bedroom unit $1,204.00
Three bedroom unit $1,417.00
Eligibility of accessibility modifications

Examples of acceptable accessibility modifications include, but are not limited to:

Ramps
Handrails
Chair and bath lifts
Countertops height adjustments
Cues for doorbells and fire alarms
Scope of funding

The program provides funding in the form of forgivable loans to qualifying landlords:

Forgivable loans up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000)
per rental unit up to a maximum of $100,000 per property;

Total loan is dependent on how many rental units are in the rental building and the scope of repairs approved by the Housing Services Branch;
The loan will be totally forgiven if rent levels are maintained for the full 15 years;
1/15 (6.67%) of the total loan will be forgiven each year;
Eligible landlords can only receive one loan per unit under this program
A second mortgage must be registered on the approved property for all forgivable loans exceeding $25,000

Forgivable loans up to $10,000 per rental unit In Ottawa-Ontario Duration of program

Housing Services will accept applications until all funds are spent, or until March 31st, 2018, whichever comes first.

Forgivable loans up to $10,000 per rental unit In Ottawa-Ontario Ineligible projects

The following projects are not eligible for Ontario Renovates funding:

Retirement Homes, Long-Term Care Homes (including nursing homes), and crisis care facilities
Units not subject to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (except shelters and transitional housing that house victims of domestic violence)
Projects that received funding under AHP (2005), AHP Extension (2009) – Rental and Supportive and IAH – Rental Housing
Units for which the homeowner received Homeownership component funding under the AHP or IAH
Social Housing units as defined under the Housing Services Act, 2011
Timelines

Once Housing Services has received the application, the applicant will be contacted by letter declaring eligibility or non-eligibility. Applicants will also be notified if documents are missing.

Forgivable loans up to $10,000 per rental unit In Ottawa-Ontario Release of funds

Funding will be committed to an approved rental property owner upon signing a Funding Agreement document with Housing Services outlining the total amount funded and the terms and conditions attached to the use and release of funds.

Please note that any modifications carried out before the loan is approved in writing are not eligible and will not be reimbursed.

Use of funds

Funds awarded can only be used for the purposes outlined in the Funding Agreement with the City of Ottawa’s Housing Services branch. If the cost of the necessary modifications is more than the maximum amount of the loan provided, you, as the property owner, must cover the additional cost.

Reporting and follow-up


Housing Services will follow up with you on an annual basis for your rent roll for the funded unit(s) to ensure the units remain affordable. If you sell or increase the within 15 years of receiving a forgivable loan, you will be required to pay all or a portion of the loan back to the City.

How to apply for Forgivable loans up to $10,000 per rental unit In Ottawa-Ontario

Contact the phone number or email listed below to request an application package be mailed to you
All applications with necessary documents must be mailed or delivered to:

City of Ottawa
Housing Services branch
Ontario Renovates program
100 Constellation Drive, 8thFloor West
Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8
Inquiries

For more information about the Ontario Renovates program,
please call our information line at 613-580-2424 ext 12300 or
email [email protected]


DISCLAIMER

We believe the information contained in this
article to be accurate.It is presented with the
understanding that we are not engaged in
rendering legal,accounting, or investment advice.
When professional assistance is required,
utilize the services of a licensed real estate
broker, lawyer, accountant,
or other consultant as may be required.


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