Accessible, Adaptable and Inclusive Designs for Occupants 60+
Midhurst/ September 5, 2018 – The County of Simcoe is providing the regional housing market for Seniors a boost with the introduction of a new Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program.
Fact Sheet - Simcoe County Age-Friendly Seniors Grant Program
Click on the link above to find out more about the Simcoe County AgeFriendly Seniors Grant Program. The County of Simcoe has established an annual fund in the amount of $500,000 for eligible Seniors Housing Grant Program projects. Grant amounts will be distributed based on the number of applications received and ability to meet funding criteria.
Applicants eligible for this grant include those completing renovations or new housing projects located within the 16 local municipalities of the County of Simcoe (excludes cities of Barrie and Orillia).
Applicants can be homeowners or developers wanting to develop age-friendly seniors housing. Please click on the following links for more information on the Simcoe County Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program.
Application Form - Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Program - Closing date: November 30th, 2018
Click on the link above to open a PDF of the Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program Requirements and Application Form. Please print and complete the Application Form and forward by the closing date post-marked November 30th, 2018 to:
County of Simcoe
Health & Emergency Services
Attn: Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant
1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, ON L9X 1N6
Or scan in your completed Application and attach in an email to: AgeFriendly@simcoe.ca
Definitions - Age-Friendly Housing
85% live in private dwellings while 8% live in collective dwellings. Meeting this demand will require adaptations to existing housing, home maintenance and support services (including personal care), friends and neighbours and increased reliance on both government and private service providers. This also means providing a continuum of housing choices in terms of location, forms of housing, types of tenure, living arrangements and range of support services that would allow older adults to continue to live independently and participate in their community for as long as possible. (CMHC2011)
For more information or if you have any questions, please call us at (705) 726-9300 ext. 1405