Regional Council was presented with the launch of a renovation assistance program, Peel Renovates. Peel Renovates will provide funding to low-income homeowners who require immediate repairs or upgrades to their home.
- Two categories of funding are available for one-time assistance:
up to $16,000 per household for major home repairs and/or accessibility renovations or upgrades
- up to $3,500 per household for minor home renovations and adaptations for seniors
Eligible applicants will have a maximum household annual gross income of $50,000 or less; own their home – the maximum value of which is $447,004 or less; live in the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon or Mississauga); and, demonstrate a need for renovation assistance or accessibility upgrades to remain in their home.
Examples of repairs include: structural, electrical, plumbing, window replacements, septic or well water systems, insulation upgrades, heating and fire safety. Accessibility upgrades to accommodate persons with disabilities include: ramps, handrails/grab bars, chair lifts, height to adjustments to counters, light switches or outlets, washroom renovation, and, alternate cues for doorbells and fire detection devices.
For more information about the Peel Renovates Program please visit: http://peelregion.ca/housing/peelrenovate/