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CHRISTIAN LIFE IN LONDON | SEPTEMBER 2022 EDITION
Ontario Renovates - Accepting Applications
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Published August 2022

The Ontario Renovates program is still taking applications for the 2022 season. Please help spread the word that funding remains available. We hope to wrap up the program by the end of September.

The Ontario Renovates program provides financial assistance in the form of a 10-year forgivable loan (of up to $15,000) to make essential home repairs, and/or grant (of up to $5,000) to increase accessibility. For further information on the program or to apply, please refer to our website: London.ca/OntarioRenovates.

If you have any questions please contact by phone at 519-661-CITY(2489) ext. 5523 or by email at housing@london.ca.

Homeowner Eligibility
Seniors aged 60 or older and/or persons with disabilities
  • The annual gross income of all household members 18 years of age or older residing in the home must be at or below $65,000
  • The total assets of all household members 18 years of age or older residing in the home must be at or below $30,000 (including TFSA’s, GIC’s, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Savings Accounts.)

Property Eligibility
  • Homeowners whose sole and principal residence is located within the City of London or Middlesex County.
  • Property with an assessed value is at or below $295,000.
  • Property with taxes paid up to date.

Requirements for Homeowners
  • a completed and signed Ontario Renovates application form with all supporting documentation
  • one piece of government issued photo identification (i.e., driver’s license, passport, citizenship, or Ontario photo card) for all homeowner(s)
  • pictures showing the proposed modification(s) and/or repair(s)
  • three (3) estimates for proposed modifications(s) and/or repair(s)
  • property Tax Assessment verifying payments are paid up to date and the valuation of the property
  • if you are not the property owner, but an authorized agent for the owner, you must submit a copy of a document clearly identifying your authority
  • a copy of the year 2020 or 2021 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Notice of Assessment showing Line 150 for all homeowner(s) and household members 18 years of age and older
  • a list of assets for all household members 18 years or older

Eligible Home Repairs
  • heating system
  • chimneys
  • doors and windows
  • foundations
  • roofs
  • walls
  • floors
  • vents/louvers
  • electrical system
  • plumbing
  • septic system

Eligible Home Accessibility Modifications
  • ramps
  • fire alarms
  • chair and bath lifts
  • handrails
  • grab bars
  • raised toilets
  • levered handles on doors and faucets
  • accessible shower stalls
  • personal emergency response system
  • height adjustment to countertops

Please note: Additional supporting documentation (i.e. Medical Form) may be requested for assessment of accessibility modification eligibility

Application: https://london.ca/sites/default/files/2022-05/Homeowners%20Package%20May%2021%202022.pdf