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Applications available for low-income households seeking financial assistance in home renovations

March 26, 2018 -

Applications are now available for the Kingston-Frontenac Renovates Program. The program offers low-income households up to $10,000 for emergency repairs and up to $5,000 for renovations that make a home accessible.

"Kingston-Frontenac Renovates is designed to help households maintain safe and accessible permanent housing," says Sheldon Laidman, director of housing and social services. "Programs like this put us one step closer to our goal of prioritizing affordable housing for our community."

In 2017, the program assisted 24 households in Kingston and Frontenac County. Examples of eligible repairs include furnace or window replacement, roof repair and accessibility ramp or lift installations.

Eligible homeowners can apply between April 3 and April 30:

  • 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.

Review eligibility requirements and download application forms at www.CityofKingston.ca/Renovate

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Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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