Looking to renovate or repair your home? In Ontario, there are actually many home repair grants that Ontario residents can apply for! This is great news for anyone looking to renovate but may have a limited budget. There are grants and rebates for many different people and circumstances. Our list outlines just some of the many home repair grants available in Ontario. Please note that these grants were available in 2017. Some changes, revisions, or removals may occur in 2018. Interested in home renovations? Contact the experts at DeVrye Renovations to help you achieve your dream home! Our team of experienced professionals loves to build quality renovations and will help guide you and work alongside you during the renovation process.
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Home Repair Grants In Ontario, Canada
There are home repair grants available for many different people in many different circumstances. See the list below for a brief description of some of the government grants available in Ontario and a link to find out more information. For a full listing of Ontario grants and rebates available in 2017, visit ShowMeTheGreen.ca.
Grants For Low-Income Homeowners
See below for home repair and renovation grants available to those who qualify as low-income homeowners in Ontario.
Home Repair Funding (Ontario Renovates) – Region of Waterloo
Grant Amount: Up to $25,000 in forgivable loans
Available To: Residents depending on income and value of your home (cannot exceed $403,635)
Summary: This grant is available to those who want to improve the quality of their home by making repairs or making it more accessible. Ontario Renovates provides forgivable loans of up to $25,000 to those who want to keep their homes in good repair, add accessibility items such as ramps, alarms, or bath lifts, or build a separate apartment in your home. For more information, visit Region of Waterloo – Community Services.
Grant Amount: Up to $7,500
Available To: Low – moderate-income homeowners in York Region
Summary: This grant is available only to those in the York Region. The Home Repair Program offers grants of up to $7,500 a year (up to a lifetime maximum of $15,000) for those who qualify as low or moderate income homeowners in the York Region. The grant can be used to make the home more accessible for homeowners with disabilities (e.g. adding a ramp or walk-in shower), or it can be used to make the home safer (e.g. critical furnace repairs, significant roof repairs, etc.) For more information, visit York.ca – Home Repair Program.
Grant Amount: Reduction of electricity bill (based on a variety of factors)
Available To: Low-income households
Summary: This is an ongoing program that allows those who qualify as low-income households to receive a reduction on their energy bills. Saving on energy bills each month can help owners use those funds towards other necessary home improvements. The amount refunded is based on household income. Learn more from the Ontario Energy Board.
Grants For Seniors
See below for home repair and improvement grants available in Ontario to seniors.
Provincial Land Tax Deferral Program for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities
Grant amount: Partial deferral of provincial land tax and education tax
Available To: Low-income seniors & low-income persons with disabilities
Summary: This grant is available to low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities. You may qualify for a partial deferral of provincial land tax and education tax. To claim this tax deferral you must have owned a farm or property that was used as your principal residence for at least one year and qualify for other terms listed by the Ontario Ministry of Finance. Though this tax deferral program does not directly provide funding for repairs, it can help make repairs and renovations more affordable for individuals as they will pay less in taxes.
Grants For Homeowners With Disabilities
See below for home repair grants available to disabled homeowners in Ontario.
Grant Amount: Up to $15,000
Available To: Those with disabilities that restrict mobility
Summary: This grant can provide up to $15,000 for those with disabilities that restrict mobility. The grant must be used towards home or vehicle modification that will help accommodate adults and families who have children with disabilities. This grant is intended to be given to those who are most in need and used as a last resort. More information is available from March of Dimes Canada.
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Whether it’s your kitchen, basement, or bathroom, or more, at DeVrye Renovations, we offer quality renovations in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and surrounding area. Our team of professional craftsmen is dedicated to providing you with a stress-free, clean renovation. We do our best to stay out of your way while you continue with your daily life. At DeVrye, we will help you plan your dream kitchen – and it starts with a free, in-home consultation! With our expertise, we help to guide you through the options available to you, keeping in mind the existing footprint of your home. If you would like to learn more about us or would like to get started on your own kitchen renovation, contact us now!
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