Image of Ontario Renovates logoOntario Renovates Program

  • Are you a homeowner and is your home in need of repairs?
  • Does your home require modifications to reduce physical barriers related to housing for a resident in your home?

The Ontario Renovates program provides financial assistance to low income homeowners by way of a forgivable loan in order to repair their home while improving the energy-efficiency of the unit, and/or increase accessibility of their unit through modifications and adaptions.

Types of home repairs that may be eligible include:

  • heating systems
  • chimneys
  • doors and windows
  • foundations
  • roofs
  • walls
  • floors and ceilings
  • vents
  • louvers
  • electrical systems (does not include installation of solar panels)
  • plumbing
  • septic systems
  • well water and
  • well drilling

Types of accessibility repairs that may be eligible include:

  • ramps
  • handrails
  • chair and bath lifts
  • height adjustment to countertops and
  • cues for doorbells/fire alarms

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be homeowners residing within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, with a modest home valued at less than $200,000. Annual household income cannot exceed $55,000, and household assets cannot exceed $20,000. Property taxes, mortgage payments, land lease payments for mobile homeowners, and home insurance payments must be paid up to date.

Income and assets from all persons 18 years and older in the household must be reported, however, the income from all dependent children 18 and older enrolled in full time school will be excluded.

Funding is limited:

Applications are now being accepted on a first come, first approved basis subject to funding availability.

An information package including the application form is available for download below. You can also contact the Community and Social Services Division for more information and to obtain an application form:

Community and Social Services Division
Phone No.: 613-342-3840, extension 2401
Toll Free: 1-800-267-8146, extension 2401

Funding for the Ontario Renovates Program is provided through the Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (IAH) (2014 Extension) from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.