Free Information Session to Help Renters Achieve Home Ownership

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The City of Kingston and Habitat for Humanity are offering a free information session to help low-to-moderate income renters achieve home ownership by explaining local affordable housing programs in Kingston and the County of Frontenac.

“A focus of the City’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan is to invest in sustainable housing opportunities for residents that range from social housing to home ownership,” said Sheldon Laidman, housing and social services director, in a release. “Last year, ten households were assisted with the City’s home ownership program.”

“Habitat for Humanity’s affordable home ownership program provides families with inadequate housing an opportunity to own their home, building stability and long-term housing security,” said Susan Zambonin, chief executive officer, Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region.

Affordable home ownership programs offer assistance to households earning up to $85,000 who can afford the ongoing costs of home ownership, but who may struggle to obtain the initial down payment.

The information session will take place on Wednesday, September 19 at the Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library, 85 MacCauley Street.

Attendees will be informed about the home ownership programs offered by the City and Habitat for Humanity, what the eligibility requirements are, and how to apply for the programs.

The event begins at 6:30pm, when staff will be available to discuss the programs, and a formal presentation will be held from 7pm to 8pm.


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The City of Kingston and Habitat for Humanity are offering a free information session to help low-to-moderate income renters achieve home ownership by explaining local affordable housing programs in Kingston and the County of Frontenac.

“A focus of the City’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan is to invest in sustainable housing opportunities for residents that range from social housing to home ownership,” said Sheldon Laidman, housing and social services director, in a release. “Last year, ten households were assisted with the City’s home ownership program.”

“Habitat for Humanity’s affordable home ownership program provides families with inadequate housing an opportunity to own their home, building stability and long-term housing security,” said Susan Zambonin, chief executive officer, Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region.

Affordable home ownership programs offer assistance to households earning up to $85,000 who can afford the ongoing costs of home ownership, but who may struggle to obtain the initial down payment.

The information session will take place on Wednesday, September 19 at the Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library, 85 MacCauley Street.

Attendees will be informed about the home ownership programs offered by the City and Habitat for Humanity, what the eligibility requirements are, and how to apply for the programs.

The event begins at 6:30pm, when staff will be available to discuss the programs, and a formal presentation will be held from 7pm to 8pm.

More information can be found at CityofKingston.ca/homeownership and HabitatKingston.com/apply-for-a-house


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