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About the Program

The Kingston-Frontenac Renovates program (KFRP) offers eligible homeowners grants of up to $3,500 to make their homes more accessible or interest-free loans of up to $10,000 toward emergency repairs.

Funding is allocated on a priority basis. There are income limits associated with this program. Refer to the chart below for specifics.

How to Apply

Those interested in applying should review the eligibility requirements and complete the program application form.

Application period: Thursday, August 3 to Thursday, August 31

Submit your application via one of the following methods:

  • Mail: City of Kingston, Housing and Social Services 362 Montreal St., Kingston, Ontario, K7K 3H5 Attention: Kingston Frontenac Renovates Program
  • Hand Deliver: Main Reception on 2nd floor at 362 Montreal Street, Kingston, ON

Funding Details

The funds, offered through the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager (CMSM) serving the City of Kingston and the County of Frontenac, are offered as indicated below.

Income Thresholds Limits

Household Size

Income Limit

Status

1-2 Persons

$40,000

Eligible

3-4 Persons

$50,000

Eligible

5 Persons +

$65,500

Eligible

Households

$65,500 - $84,800

Deferred Eligibility

Other

> $84,800

Not Eligible

 

Eligible Applicant Type

Category

Status

Single Person or Couple

Eligible

Senior

Eligible

Family

Eligible

 

Eligible House Value
Maximum Assessment Value $290,580

 

Examples of Repairs that may be Considered Eligible:

Rating

Repair Type

Health & Safety

  • Order Issued; (by Fire / Health Dept.)
  • Heat (Furnace / Heaters / other)
  • Fire Safety
  • Mould
  • Septic System
  • Water Quality
  • Well Drilling
  • Structural (threatens life safety)

Accessibility

  • Ramp
  • Lift
  • Structural Modifications (bathroom fixtures, door widening, countertops, hand rails, etc.)

Structural

  • Roof
  • Foundation
  • Soffits & Fascia, etc.

Energy Efficiency

  • Furnace (e-star rating)
  • Insulation (to R-40 rating)
  • Window Replacement (e-argon)
  • Other (doors, etc.)

 

Funding Types

Funding Type

Maximum Amount

Purpose

Grant

$3,500

Accessibility Repairs / Upgrades

Forgivable Loan

$10,000

General Home Repairs

Combination: Grant & Forgivable Loan

$10,000

Accessibility Repairs in excess of $3,500

Note: Households who have received two years of KFRP funding in the past are not eligible.