Ontario Renovates is a Ministry of Housing (MH) program for low and moderate income households that provides funding for the following:
Major repairs and rehabilitation required to make a house safe
Housing modifications to increase accessibility
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The City of Cornwall as Service Manager delivers the Ontario Renovates funding to eligible property owners within the City of Cornwall and United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry.
Ontario Renovates has two components:
An Urgent Home Repair component where eligible homeowners can receive a maximum forgivable loan of $16,000, which is earned over a 10-year period. Projects that may qualify under this component include upgrades to heating systems, doors, windows, roofs and electrical systems.
An Accessibility Modification component where eligible homeowners can receive a maximum grant of $5,000. Projects that may qualify under this component include ramps and handrails.
Do You Qualify?
Homeowners may apply if:
Forgivable Home Repair for City of Cornwall Home owners Ontario Renovates Eligibility
Maximum House Value $193,291
Maximum Household Income (all adults 18 yrs & older)
Household of 1 $41,000 Household of 3-4 $56,000
Household of 2 $49,000 Household of 5+ $61,000
(line 236 of the 2016 Income Tax Notice of Assessment)
The property value does not exceed the Maximum House Value of $193,291.
The total household must meet the income limits shown in the Ontario Renovates Eligibility chart to the right (line 236 of the 2016 Income Tax Notice of Assessment) - combined income of all members of the household 18 years & older (who are not full-time students).
The property is owned and, is the sole and principal residence of the applicant.
Property taxes and mortgage payments are up-to-date.
Insurance coverage is in place for the full value of home.
The property is located within the City of Cornwall or the United
Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry.
How to Apply for Forgivable Home Repair for City of Cornwall Home owners
To apply for Ontario Renovates, you can pick up the documents at the following location:
Social Housing Division
340 Pitt Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 877
Cornwall ON K6H 5T9
Tel: (613) 930-2787 ext. 2309
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