City Programs Provide Support for Home Ownership and Repairs

Published on: 2020/03/03 - in Releases

RELEASE — Residents of Kingston and Frontenac County: Take advantage of the Homeownership Program or Kingston-Frontenac Renovates program to improve your housing.

“These City and County of Frontenac programs are aimed at making housing more affordable so that residents can achieve homeownership – and/or make upgrades that will help them stay in the homes they love,” says Mitchell Grange, Acting Manager, Housing and Early Years.

Homeownership Program: Down Payment Assistance

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. Twelve households were able to buy homes through this program in 2019.

Kingston-Frontenac Renovates: Home Repair Assistance

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 to make their home accessible. In 2019, the program helped 23 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.

How To Apply

Homeowners – or soon-to-be homeowners – can find eligibility criteria and application forms for both the programs at Kingston-Frontenac Renovates applications are now being accepted and Home Ownership applications will be accepted starting March 16. Funding 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
  • In person – to main reception on the second floor at 362 Montreal St.

Questions? Email them to or call 613-546-2695, ext. 4949.

Increasing housing affordability is one of Council’s strategic priorities.

Release: City of Kingston
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