Ontario Renovates Program 

2024 Ontario Renovates Program 

The Ontario Renovates Program, funded by the Federal and Provincial governments, is pleased to announce that applications for 2024 will open on April 1, 2024

This initiative provides crucial financial assistance to low to moderate-income households, focusing on seniors aged 60 or older and individuals with disabilities.

Administered by the City of London Municipal Housing, the program extends support to homeowners and landlord/tenant rental units in the City of London and Middlesex County

Limited funding - Apply Early! 

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. We encourage you to apply early to secure your chance for financial assistance.

Ontario Renovates Program

This program is made possible through funding by the Federal and Provincial governments and offers financial assistance to low to moderate-income households for seniors 60 years or older and persons with disabilities.  This program is administered by the City of London, Municipal Housing, and provides limited funding to homeowner(s) and landlord/tenant rental units. 

If you have any questions, please email the team at @email or @email

Note: Any work completed prior to the approval of the Ontario Renovates Program will not be considered and approved for funding. 

Program Information for Homeowner Applications

Financial assistance available:
  • a one-time forgivable loan up to $15,000 for home repairs
  • a one-time grant up to $5,000 for home accessibility modifications
Eligibility criteria:
  • Seniors aged 60 or older and/or persons with disabilities
  • Annual gross household income at or below $95,000 (based on the previous year Notice of Assessment line 15000)
  • Total household assets at or below $30,000 (including TFSAs, GICs, bonds, mutual funds, savings accounts).
Property Eligibility:
  • Located within the City of London or Middlesex County ​​​​​​
  • Property tax value at or below $320,000 (not fair market value) 
  • Property with taxes paid up to date.
Requirements for Homeowners:
  • Completed and signed Ontario Renovates Program application forms with supporting documentation.
  • Government-issued photo identification (i.e., driver’s license, passport, citizenship, or Ontario photo card) for all homeowner(s).
  • Pictures showing the proposed repairs(s) and/or modifications(s).
  • Three (3) estimates for proposed repair(s) and/or modifications(s).
  • Property Tax Assessment verifying payments are paid up to date and the property tax value.
  • 2023 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Notice of Assessment.
  • List of assets for household members 18 and over.
  • For forgivable loans of $5,000 and above, security will be placed on title for the 10-year forgivable loan period.
Eligible Home Repairs:
  • heating system
  • chimneys
  • doors and windows
  • foundations
  • roofs
  • walls
  • floors
  • vents/louvers
  • electrical systems
  • plumbing
  • septic system
Eligible Home Accessibility Modifications:
  • ramps
  • fire alarms
  • chair and bath lifts
  • handrails
  • grab bars
  • raised toilets
  • levered handles 
  • 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.

    Program Information for Landlord/Tenant Applications

    Financial assistance available:

    Up to $5,000 grant for approved rental unit accessibility modifications

    Eligibility Criteria:
    • Senior’s age 60 or older and/or persons with disabilities
    • Annual gross household income at or below $95,000 (based on the previous year Notice of Assessment line 15000).
    • The total household assets of household members 18 years and older at or below $30,000 (includes TFSAs, GICs, bonds, mutual funds, savings accounts.)
    Property Eligibility:
    • Located within the City of London or Middlesex County.
    • Property Tax Value at or below $320,000 (not fair market value).
    • Property taxes paid up to date.
      Requirements for the Tenant(s):
      • Completed and signed Ontario Renovates application form with all supporting documentation
      • Government-issued photo identification (i.e., driver’s license, passport, citizenship, or Ontario photo card)
      • Pictures showing the proposed repairs(s) and/or modifications(s)
      • Three (3) estimates for proposed repair(s) and/or modifications(s)
      • 2023 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Notice of Assessment
      • List of assets for household members 18 and over
      • A copy of the executed lease/tenancy agreement or rent receipts, indicating the current rental amount
      Requirements for Landlords:
      • Property Tax Assessment verifying payments are paid up to date and the property tax value

      Note: Additional documentation may be requested for accessibility modification eligibility.

      Requirements for the Rental Units:

      ​​​​​The rental unit must be modest and the rent not to exceed the Average Market Rent (AMR) in the City of London and Middlesex County as per below:

      • Bachelor $863/month
      • One Bedroom $1,127/month
      • Two Bedroom $1,400/month
      • Three Bedroom $1,617/month

      The accessibility modification work should not lead to a rent increase for the tenant, with the understanding that yearly increases, as approved by the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, are still permissible.  Yearly reviews may be conducted.

      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 to assess accessibility modification eligibility, at the discretion of the City of London.

      How to Apply for Funding

      Applications for the 2024 Ontario Renovates Program will be available on this website starting April 1, 2024.

      Homeowners Application Form 

      Landlord/Tenant Application Form 

      Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis until funding is depleted. Funding is limited, apply early!

      If you have any questions about the Ontario Renovates Program, you can contact Municipal Housing at: 519-661-CITY (2489) ext. 5523 or @email or Middlesex Social Services at 519-434-7321 or @email.

      Note: Any work completed prior to the approval of the Ontario Renovates Program will not be considered and approved for funding.