RELEASE — Residents of Kingston and Frontenac County may want to consider applying for two programs: one aimed at supporting homebuyers and the other aimed at helping those whose homes need work.
“The Homeownership and Kingston-Frontenac Renovates programs are just a couple of the ways the City and County of Frontenac are working to make housing more affordable for more people,” says Sheldon Laidman, director of housing and social services.
Home Ownership program
The Home Ownership Program helps Kingston and County of Frontenac renters with low-to-moderate incomes purchase a home by offering down payment assistance up to a maximum of 10 per cent off the purchase price. Six households were able to buy homes through this program in 2018.
Kingston-Frontenac Renovates program
The Kingston Frontenac Renovates program offers low-to-moderate income households up to $10,000 for emergency repairs and up to $5,000 for renovations that make their home accessible. In 2018, the program helped 25 households in Kingston and Frontenac County. Eligible repairs may include, but are not limited to, furnace or window replacement, roof repair and accessibility ramp or lift installations.
Apply starting March 15
Homeowners – or soon-to-be homeowners – can find eligibility criteria and application forms for both the programs at CityofKingston.ca/Housing. Kingston-Frontenac Renovates applications are currently being accepted and Home Ownership applications will be accepted starting March 15. Funding for both programs is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications may be submitted: By mail to City of Kingston, Housing and Social Services at 362 Montreal St., Kingston, Ont., K7K 3H5; or in person to main reception on the second floor at 362 Montreal St., Kingston.
If you have any questions, you can contact the housing and social services department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 613-546-2695, ext. 4949.
For more information on the City’s housing programs and services: CityofKingston.ca/Housing.