News & Public Notices
City partners with Habitat for Humanity to host affordable home ownership information night
September 5, 2018 -
A free information session aims to support low-to-moderate income renters in achieving their home ownership goals by explaining the affordable housing programs available in Kingston and the County of Frontenac. Hosted by the City of Kingston and Habitat for Humanity, the information session takes place 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library, 85 MacCauley St.
"A focus of the City's 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan is to invest in sustainable housing opportunities for residents that range from social housing to home ownership. Last year, ten households were assisted with the City's home ownership program," says Sheldon Laidman, director, housing and social services.
"Habitat for Humanity's affordable home ownership program provides families with inadequate housing an opportunity to own their home, building stability and long-term housing security," says Susan Zambonin, chief executive officer, Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region.
Affordable home ownership programs offer assistance to households earning up to $85,000 who can afford the ongoing costs of home ownership, but who may struggle to obtain the initial down payment. Attendees can expect to learn:
- about the home ownership programs offered by the City and Habitat for Humanity
- what the eligibility requirements are; and
- how to apply for the programs.
Staff will be available at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the programs and a formal presentation will be held at 7 p.m.