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Investment in Affordable Housing Programs

Grey County Housing administers several housing programs utilizing provincial and federal funding to support the creation and repair of affordable housing.

The programs delivered are in line with the 2018 National Housing Strategy A Place to Call Home (https://www.placetocallhome.ca/) and look to compliment our goals outlined in our 10 year Housing and Homelessness Plan. The specific programs currently being offered through Grey County Housing are the Homeownership Program, Ontario Renovates, and Rent Supplement Program.

Ontario Renovates

Ontario Renovates will assist low to moderate income home owner households to repair their home and increase the accessibility of their home through modifications and adaptations. Major repairs are covered to allow residents to remain in their homes by covering things like furnace replacements, roof replacements and other similar required repairs. Modifications for accessibility could include ramps, handrails, chair and bath lifts, cues for doorbells and fire alarms. Forgivable loans of up to $15,000 are provided for repairs and secured with a promissory note. If the property is sold within 10 years the loan is due back to the County. The forgiveness of the funding occurs at an equal rate over the 10 years. Any funds returned will be put in a revolving fund for Ontario Renovates. Grants are provided up to $5,000 for accessibility modifications and adaptations.

For more information please contact the Housing Department (contact details in sidebar or below if on mobile)

Ontario Renovates Application

Homeownership

This program is designed to provide Grey County renters with a loan, up to 5% of the purchase price, to assist them in purchasing their own home. The program assists eligible renters in the purchase of a home that does not exceed the purchase price of limits found listed on the information sheet. Applicants must be eligible for a mortgage without a co-signer and cannot exceed the maximum household income listed on the application.

For more information please contact the Housing Department (contact details in sidebar or below if on mobile)

Homeownership Purchaser Application

Rent Supplement

Rent supplement will provide households with a monthly rent geared-to-income subsidy. The subsidy will be the difference between what a household can afford and the actual market rent of a modest unit. The subsidy will be paid directly to the landlord.

All funds for the Rent Supplement Program have been exhausted currently and a chronological waitlist exists for applicants. 

For more information please contact the Housing Department (contact details in sidebar or below if on mobile)

Rent Supplement Application

 

Contact

Anne Marie Shaw
Director of Housing

Address

Housing Department
595 9th Ave East
Owen Sound Ontario N4K 3E3
Phone: 519-376-5744
Hours: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 4:30)