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Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board
Ontario Renovates Program

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  • Offers financial assistance to low to moderate income homeowners who need to make repairs to their homes
  • Assists homeowners with repairs, including accessibility, health and safety issues, and energy efficiency in the form of an interest-free forgivable loan
  • Aimed at moderate income home owners who live in substandard dwellings and cannot afford the repairs that are necessary to make their home safer and healthier to live in and/or to make improvements that increase seniors' accessibility and address mobility issues
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm; Closed 12 noon-1 pm
Eligibility
  • Households must be sub-standard or deficient and
  • Require repairs that bring them up to a reasonable standard

Eligible repairs may be in one or more of the following:
  • Structural
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating
  • Fire safety
  • Septic systems and well water
  • Improved accessibility for persons with disabilities
  • Safety-related features that support seniors ability to remain in their home
Application Process
Forms available from 450 Scott St or by calling 1-800-265-5349 Ext 231
  • Maximum amount of assistance is $25,000.00 but higher amounts may be available
  • Individual may earn grant/loan forgiveness at a rate of 10% per year for 10 years; loan forgiveness will be earned in equal monthly installments over a period of ten years
  • To earn forgiveness, individual must maintain continued ownership and occupancy of the dwelling and adhere to all other terms and conditions of the program
  • If individual sells or vacates the home, he/she is responsible for paying back any outstanding loan amount
  • An eligible new buyer may choose to take on the conditions of the loan in order for the home to remain affordable
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On July 21, 2020

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