Kingston Now Offering “Home Ownership Program”

Households that are currently renting in the City of Kingston or County of Frontenac and who do not have any vested interest in any real estate may apply to the Program for down payment assistance equal to 5% of the purchase price to a maximum of $12,500.

It is expected that a total of ten to thirteen allocations will be provided in 2012 to enable eligible households to purchase a home.

Municipal Home Ownership Program
The City of Kingston has committed funds for the creation of a home ownership program to provide down payment assistance to City residents renting and purchasing within the City of Kingston. A total of $340,000 will be available through this program over the next three years.

AHP Home Ownership Program
Under the previous Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program, a home ownership program provided down payment assistance to all residents of the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac. Through a revolving reserve fund, there is currently funding available under this program for households renting and purchasing within the City of Kingston or the County of Frontenac.

Households are encouraged to read the Home Ownership Program fact sheet [PDF 115KB] http://www.cityofkingston.ca/pdf/housing/HomeOwnership_FactSheet.pdf for the complete list of rules and eligibility requirements as well as the application [PDF 146KB] http://www.cityofkingston.ca/pdf/housing/HomeOwnership_Application.pdf which sets out the documentation required. Both are available for download on this website or for pick up at 362 Montreal Street, first floor reception. Or you may call 613-546-2695 ext. 4949 to request that the information be mailed to you