Coronovirus COVID-19

Niagara Region Headquarters (including NRH) is closed to the public until further notice. Please do not come to Niagara Region Headquarters – call if you need emergency service. We will continue to update this website as the situation changes.

NRH will be accepting applications for the Welcome Home Niagara Homeownership and Niagara Renovates programs by email only.

Homeownership Program

The Welcome Home Niagara homeownership program offers 5% down payment assistance, through a forgivable loan, for low to moderate-income residents who rent in the Niagara region and want to buy a home.

Applications are now being accepted by email. Please review the fact sheet below to ensure you meet all of the program criteria. Applications that include all required information/documentation will be reviewed for eligibility. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Completed applications (with all required documents, including a mortgage pre-approval) can be sent to kristin.kot@niagararegion.ca.

March 2019 Federal Government Announcement

The Federal Government has announced the First Time Home Buyer Incentive Program. This program is designed to help eligible Canadians purchase their first home. This fund cannot be combined with Niagara Regional Housing's existing Welcome Home Niagara Homeownership Program. Information on how eligible households can access the Federal program will be available in the fall of 2019.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) directly at contactcentre@cmhc.ca.

Niagara Renovates Program

Homeowner

A program that assists low to moderate income households in Niagara with repairs and/or accessibility modifications to their homes.

Applications are now being accepted by email. Please review the fact sheet below to ensure you meet all of the program criteria. Applications that include all required information/documentation will be reviewed for eligibility. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Completed applications can be emailed to Chris.Rosettani@niagararegion.ca. If you do not have access to email, please call Chris at 905-321-1062.

Secondary Suites

A program that funds the creation of secondary suites in single family homes. A secondary suite is defined as a self-contained, separate unit with sleeping, full kitchen and bath facilities and a separate entrance.

Applications are now being accepted by email. Please review the fact sheet below to ensure you meet all of the program criteria. Applications that include all required information/documentation will be reviewed for eligibility. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Completed applications can be emailed to Shannon.Barnes@niagararegion.ca.

Multi-Unit Landlord

A program that provides funding to owners of rental properties in Niagara to assist in major repair of units and accessibility modifications.

Applications are now being accepted by email. Please review the fact sheet below to ensure you meet all of the program criteria. Applications that include all required information/documentation will be reviewed for eligibility. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Completed applications can be emailed to Shannon.Barnes@niagararegion.ca.


Need help with your Electricity Bill?

Beginning on January 1, 2016, The Ontario Electricity Support Program will provide an ongoing monthly rate reduction directly on the bills of eligible low-income electricity ratepayers. Eligible ratepayers may receive a maximum credit of up to $50 per month.

Apply for this program  ·  More information


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