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Affordable Housing Programs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The County is using a combination of capital and operating programs to address affordable housing supply and demand. In addition to new affordable rental development, the County offers a number of programs to increase affordable housing stock, and ensure housing is affordable for County residents.​​ 

​Access Affordable Housing 

Find information and applications for:

  • Affordable Ren​tal Housing
  • Rent-Geared-to-Income
  • Rent Supplem​ents ​​


​​Secondary Suites Program

Secondary Suites

The Secondary Suites Program provides funding of up to $30,000 per unit for the creation of a secondary or garden suite, which is an effective means to increase the supply of affordable housing.​​​


​Affordable Homeownership Downpayment Assistance Program


The Affordable Homeownership Program aims to assist low-to-moderate income renter households, in Simcoe County, to purchase an affordable home by providing 10% down payment assistance in the form of a 20-year ​forgivable loan.​

Urgent Home Repairs and Accessibility ModificationsSocial Housing

​The Ontario Renovates Program includes funding for urgent repairs, renovations, and accessibility modifications for low to moderate income homeowners. Funding of up to $15,000 per unit is available. Accessibility modifications are particularly beneficial for seniors to allow them to 'age in place' and persons with disabilities who require unit modifications.​

​​​​​Eviction Prevention

​Housing Retention is a Program funded by the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) that aims to prevent or end homelessness by improving access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing and homelessness services for people experiencing homelessness and for people at-risk of homelessness.