County of Simcoe, Corporation of

Site: Administration Centre

Service: Housing Programs - Ontario Renovates

Description (Service) Financial assistance for home repairs of low to moderate households including: home repair deficiencies, accessibility upgrades for persons with disabilities. Assistance in form of forgivable loan up to $15,000 for essential home repairs, including up to $5,000 in the form of a grant for accessibility modifications. Loans for home repairs and accessibility modifications are forgiven over a 10 year period. 
Eligible repairs could include the following: 
* building exterior including roofs, walls or foundations 
* doors and windows 
* plumbing, septic systems 
* fire safety 
* electrical systems 
* heating systems 
* mould remediation 
Accessibility modifications include but are not limited to:  
* ramps  
* handrails  
* chair and bath lifts  
* height adjustments to countertops  
* cues for doorbells/fire alarms 
* bathroom renovations 
Modifications to enhance home security for applicants that are victims/survivors of domestic violence. Upgrades may include, but are not limited to: 
* forced entry alarms 
* motion detection alarms 
* projectile/vandal resistant windows 
* alarm monitoring systems 
* enhanced exterior lighting 
* improved entrance locks 
Soft costs deemed reasonable by the County of Simcoe and that are agreed to by the Province of Ontario may be eligible expenses. Examples include, but are not limited to: 
* Labour and applicable taxes 
* Building permits 
* Certificates 
* Appraisal, consultant, inspection fees 
* Drawings and specifications 
* Legal fees up to a maximum of $1,000
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Call or visit website
Application Can be mailed, picked up at our Midhurst location or downloaded from website (
Languages English ; French - Reception, Formal
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Simcoe County
Address & Map 1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, ON L9X 1N6
Intersection Hwy 26 and Hwy 27
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-725-7215 ext 1119
Primary Contact Phone: ext 1119
Alternate Contact Rachelle Hamelin, Program Supervisor; Phone: ext 1485

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