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County Wants to Help Homeowners Make House More Accessible

The Ontario Renovates Accessibility Modification Assistance program is designed to help residents make their home more accessible.

Assistant manager of affordable housing policy and partnerships with Hastings County Tom Johnston says eligible homeowners can get up to $5,000 to reduce physical barriers in their home related to the occupant’s disability. The program aims to help homeowners build things like ramp, handrails or chair and bath lifts. “The goal is to make it possible for homeowners to live safely and comfortably in their own homes,” Johnston tells My Bancroft Now.

To be eligible, he says you have to have a household income at or below $77,400. Johnston says it’s open to singles, seniors and families.

If you’re interested in applying, you can print off the application, do it over the phone by calling 613-771-9630, or visit Hastings County Community Human Services in Bancroft at 1P Manor Lane.

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