The Home Repair Program offers grants of up to $7,500 per year, with a lifetime maximum of $15,000, to homeowners with low and moderate income who need modifications to make their homes accessible or critical repairs to improve the safety of their homes.
The program can help with critical repairs or accessibility modifications such as:
Accessibility enhancements such as bathtub conversions to walk-in showers, porch lifts and interior stair lifts, grab bars, raised toilets, lighting improvements and handrail installations for interior and exterior stairs
Urgent repairs to roofs, windows or other areas that jeopardize your ability to live safely in your home
Critical furnace repairs or replacements that jeopardize your ability to continue to live safely in your home or help address problems associated with your health condition
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Homeowners must meet all of the following eligibility criteria to qualify for assistance:
You own a home in York Region that is your primary residence
According to your most recent Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessment or property tax bill, your home is not worth more than the Home Value Eligibility Threshold for the municipality you live in as listed below:
Municipality Home Value Eligibility Thresholds
Aurora, King, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville $636,762
East Gwillimbury $574,985
The total annual income for you, all other homeowners registered on title and everyone else living in the home aged 18 or older is $79,697 or less. A Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency must be provided for each of these individuals
Your home needs modifications to accommodate a household member with a disability or your home needs a critical repair for safety reasons
The work you require has not been completed. Work completed prior to approval by York Region is not eligible for funding Meeting the basic eligibility
For more details, please refer to the application guide for full eligibility requirements.
How Do I Apply?
Eligible homeowners are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited. Applications will be processed as they are submitted. York Region will contact you with a decision within about six weeks of receiving your completed application.
Request an application package by mail: Send your mailing address to [email protected] or phone Access York at 1-877-464-9675 (TTY 905-895-4293)
Submit your completed application form and all supporting documents by mail to:
Home Repair Program Coordinator
The Regional Municipality of York
Community and Health Services Department
Housing Services Branch
17250 Yonge Street, 3rd floor
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1
Who do I contact for more information?
For full eligibility requirements and additional information, please
email [email protected]
call Access York at 1-877-464-9675 (TTY 905-895-4293)