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City to Host Secondary Suite Information Session

Are you interested in constructing a secondary suite in your home? “We want more homeowners in key areas of the City to build secondary suites to add to the supply of affordable housing in Kingston. In addition to assisting homeowners with mortgage payments, secondary suites, such as basement apartments or in-law suites, provide affordable housing… Keep Reading

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Rules on Home Apartments Eased to Create Affordable Housing

Ever thought of building an apartment in your home? To support provincial and municipal initiatives to create more affordable housing, City Council has approved Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments to create a pilot project area where secondary suites are permitted without the need for special municipal approvals. A new City webpage provides a one-stop… Keep Reading

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City Issues Request For Information (RFI) from Affordable Housing Developers

The City of Kingston has issued a Request For Information (RFI) from those interested in developing 7 Wright Crescent (Street View) for the purpose of affordable housing. “The City is pursuing the eventual disposal of this property and would like to explore the interests of experienced not-for-profit organizations and private sector companies to propose a… Keep Reading

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City Makes Changes To Low-Income Rent & Utility Assistance

Kingston, Ontario — The City’s newly-structured Low Income Assistance Bank Program offers low-income households from the City and the County, support with their rent and energy-source costs. “This program is intended to help households maintain their housing when faced with the possibility of eviction due to rental arrears, or to maintain their energy source(s) when… Keep Reading

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Ground-Breaking Ceremony Announced for New Seniors’ Building

The Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) will be breaking ground on construction of a new 27 unit seniors’ building at 233 Queen Mary Road this Friday, June 3 at 11am. The event will be attended by Kingston MPP John Gerretsen, Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the KFHC Chief Executive Officer Mary Lynn Cousins Brame. Funding… Keep Reading

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