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Housing Help

f you live in the City of Kawartha Lakes or the County of Haliburton Housing Help can assist you with:

Eviction prevention

You can apply for help with rental arrears and utility arrears. Contact us for more information.

Finding a home

Financially assisted housing

You can apply online for financially assisted housing.

Homeownership program

We participate in the Homeownership Component of the Canada-Ontario Investment in Affordable Housing Program which assists low-to-moderate income rental households to purchase affordable homes.

Complete a Homeownership Application to apply for the program.

Applicants must be renting, be at least 18 years old, have a gross household income at or below $76,100 and be eligible for financing from a financial institution. The selling price of the home must be at or below $415,203. Applicants must also be a first-time home buyer and the home must be located in the City of Kawartha Lakes or the County of Haliburton.

The down-payment assistance is in the form of a second mortgage. As long as the home remains the sole and principal residence for 20 years, the household never makes a payment and the mortgage is totally discharged at the end of 20 years. If the household needs to sell they would be required at the time of closing to pay back the down payment assistance and 10% of any recognized capital gains.

Households who have previously participated in the program must confirm every year that the purchased property remains their sole and permanent home, by completing the annual update form.

Last month's rent (rent deposit)

You can apply for help with last month's rent deposit. Contact us for more information.

Weekly rental listings and rental websites in Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County

We do not screen private landlord listings or any other posted information. The information on this page is for reference only. Contact and buildings on this page do not represent the Housing Help Centre or the City of Kawartha Lakes. We encourage you to research rental units before applying for housing.

The Weekly Rental Listing is a list of private landlord rentals from the following websites:

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Homeowner assistance

Emergency home repair

Eligible low-income homeowners can get funding for urgent repairs such as heating system repair. Contact us for more information.

Kawartha Haliburton Renovates

Kawartha-Haliburton Renovates (KHR) provides a forgivable loan up to $10,000 for repairs such as roofs, plumbing, heating, foundations, wells and septic systems. A grant up to $5,000 is available for modifications to reduce physical barriers such as ramps, handrails, chair and bath lifts and countertop height adjustments.

You must own your own home to apply for this grant. The value of your home must be at or $415,203 or less.

For more information see the Household Eligibility Criteria and the Project Parameters.

Eligible applications will be considered for funding on a priority basis considering both income and the type of repair/modification.

The 2017 application deadline has passed. If funding is available to run the program in 2018, the application form will be available as of April 1, 2018.

A complete application is one that is received along with all required supporting documents as listed on the first and last page of the application form.

Households who have previously participated in the program must confirm every year that the renovated property remains their sole and permanent home, by completing the annual update form.

Arrears support

You can apply for mortgage, property tax and utility arrears help. Contact us for more information.

Housing and homelessness

Visit the Housing section of our website for information about Housing and Homelessness initiatives.

Assistance for Landlords

We encourage landlords to notify us of any rental vacancies by completing our Vacant unit notification form.

Other financial support

Visit the Financial Assistance section of our website for more information about available financial support.

Emergency housing

Emergency housing can be accessed by contacting:

A Place Called Home

Lindsay, Ontario

Telephone: 705- 328-0905

Toll Free: 1-866-520-2689

 

Women's Resources

Lindsay, Ontario

Telephone: 705-878-3662

Toll Free: 1-800-565-5350

 

YWCA

Minden, Ontario

Telephone: 705-286-1942

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