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Programs and Incentives

It is important to us to keep our stakeholders and the public up to date and informed about  programs and incentives. Visit this page to see the projects and initiatives currently taking place in the Township.

Current Projects and Incentives

Peterborough Renovates Program - Funding Now Available

City of Peterborough Media Release, April 24, 2015

The Peterborough Renovates Program provides financial assistance for low to moderate income homeowners in the City and County of Peterborough for necessary home repairs and upgrades, including energy efficiency and accessibility projects. Some types of building repairs that may be eligible under this program are: fire and life safety related; heating systems, windows, exterior doors, roofs, septic systems, and accessibility projects.

Launched in June 2012, this program provides funding to qualified applicants in the form of forgivable loans and/or grants. Applications will be accepted until fall 2019, and will be processed as funding is available. Funds have been provided by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario.

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & District is the delivery agent on behalf of the City of Peterborough for applicants from the City and County. For information about whether you may qualify, please contact Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & District by telephone 1-855-750-1456 or by email louise@habitatpkr.ca. View further information in the attachments below.

2015 Peterborough Renovates Program Brochure
Media Release & Backgrounder - Peterborough Renovates Program

 

Affordable Home Ownership Loan Program - Funding Now Available

City of Peterborough Media Release, May 4, 2015

There is help for moderate-income renter households to realize the dream of owning their own home. The City of Peterborough is offering homeownership assistance loans to eligible applicants in the City and County of Peterborough.The 2015 program will assist approximately 15 households to purchase a new or resale home in the City and County of Peterborough priced at $254,000 or below.

The City and County support this program as a way to assist moderate-income renter households who are able to carry a mortgage but have not been able to save a full down payment. Funds have been provided by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario.

For more information, please contact the City's Housing Division in person at City Hall, by telephone 705-742-7777 extension 4663 (HOME) or by email housing@peterborough.ca.

Application packages are now available from the Housing Division at City Hall.

Affordable Home Ownership Loan Program Media Release & Fact Sheet

 

Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit

The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a permanent, refundable personal income tax credit for seniors and family members who live with them. If you qualify, you can claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible home improvements on your tax return. The amount of money you get back for these expenses is calculated as 15 per cent of the eligible expenses you claim. For example, if you spend and then claim $10,000 worth of eligible expenses, you could get $1,500 back.

The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit can help with the costs of improving safety and accessibility in your home. Please call 1-866- 668-8297 for more information or visit the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit website.