Ontario Renovates Program Overview

The Ontario Renovates Program administered by the City of Ottawa’s Housing Services Branch, provides limited funding to low income seniors who own their home and to persons with disabilities for necessary home repairs and accessibility modifications to support independent living. The program is also available to qualifying landlords to modify their existing units or buildings to make them more accessible to eligible seniors and persons with disabilities.

Eligibility of Applicants

Homeowners who are 65 years of age or older, persons with disabilities and/or families with a household member(s) that have a disability, may qualify for assistance, if the property is eligible and if the total gross annual income of the household meets the income requirements. See the website for income tables.

Eligibility of Property

Your property may be eligible for the program if it is:

  1. Located in the City of Ottawa
  2. Valued under $353,746 as determined by the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) and verified by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC); and
  3. Your main residence

Eligibility of Repairs and Accessibility Modifications

Your home may be eligible for the program if it requires repairs and/or modifications to make it safer, more accessible and more energy efficient. Examples of acceptable repairs are listed on the website.

For more information call 613-580-2424, ext. 12300. Program applications are available to download on the City of Ottawa’s website.