The Peterborough Renovates Program (PRP) is offered by the City of Peterborough, as Service Manager for the City and County of Peterborough. It is one component of the Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario program, and is funded by both the provincial and federal governments. Wigwamen Non-Profit Residential Corp. delivers the Peterborough Renovates Program on behalf of the City.
PRP seeks to improve the living conditions of households in need through financial assistance to repair deficiencies. It is aimed at people who live in substandard conditions, and who cannot otherwise afford major, necessary repairs. Peterborough Renovates also provides financial assistance to carry out modifications to the home that would improve accessbility for occupants who have a disability.
In order to qualify for assistance, homeowners must meet eligibility requirements. These include having income and house value below a set threshold and having property taxes, house insurance and mortgage payments paid up-to-date. Assistance is typically provided in the form of a forgivable loan, with small, one-time grants available for qualifying accessibility modifications. The maximum loan available is $25,000, but is limited to actual costs of eligible repairs or modifications.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you have, or to stop by our Peterborough office at the address listed to the left. We’d be happy to help you to complete an application.