Halton. Regional Municipality of Halton

Site: Halton Regional Centre

Service: Halton Second Unit Pilot Program

Contact Information
Office Phone Mon-Sun 24 hours 905-825-6000 or dial 3-1-1
Toll Free Phone 1-866-442-5866 (1-866-4HALTON)
TTY Phone 905-827-9833
Website halton.ca/living_in_halton/housing/halton_second_unit_pilot_program/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/RegionofHalton
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/halton-region
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/RegionofHalton
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Halton Region Administrative Building
1151 Bronte Rd
Oakville, ON L6M 3L1
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Intersection Bronte Rd and the QEW
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency Information
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) A program that helps increase the supply of affordable rental housing by providing financial assistance to eligible Halton homeowners for the creation of a second unit in their home. 
What is a second unit? 
* a self-contained unit with sleeping, kitchen and bathroom facilities and a separate entrance 
* must meet applicable zoning, building code, fire and property standards 
* a building permit is required 
* the maximum funding amount is 75% of the Halton-approved project costs, up to $50,000.00 per project 
* the homeowner pays at least 25% of the project cost 
* the program will run from August 1, 2016 to November 1, 2017
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Criteria includes: 
* homeowner must have a valid building permit that allows for the creation of a second unit 
* eligible projects must comply with all applicable local and regional by-laws 
* the project address must be the homeowners' sole address 
* visit the website for complete eligibility criteria
Application * there is a dedicated amount of funding available during the pilot phase 
* new application forms will only be issued if there is enough funding for immediate consideration and if the prospective applicant has applied for a building permit with the local municipality 
* new application forms are named and numbered; once issued, the applicant will be given two months (or slightly longer if warranted) to complete the form 
* a complete form must include a valid building permit and quotations from qualified contractors 
* during this two-month time period, program staff will be in contact with the applicant as needed 
* if you think you qualify and are interested in the program, please call 3-1-1 to have your name added to an expression of interest list 
* new expressions of interest may have to be reserved for consideration in 2017 
* program staff will periodically contact people on the expression of interest list with a status update
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Housing Development

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