Funding for Secondary Suites

If you would like to add an affordable in-law suite to your home, the Region can help you pay for the cost. Funding is available through the Ontario Renovates program.

Who is eligible

You may qualify for funding to help build an affordable secondary suite if:

  • Your home is a single family home with a maximum value of $505,469
  • The new unit is self-contained and conforms to municipal zoning and building requirements
  • Your future tenant's household income is below the maximum permitted
  • The amount of rent you want to charge for the secondary suite is below the maximum permitted
  • Please read our fact sheet to learn more about eligibility. Please call or email Ontario Renovates at The Region of Waterloo if you have any questions.

How to apply

Fill out the application form and submit by fax at 519-575-4026, email, mail, or drop it off at one of the following Regional offices:

  • 20 Weber St. E., Kitchener, ON N2H 1C3
  • 150 Main St., Cambridge, ON N1R 6R1
  • 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo,ON N2J 4V3

Applications are received on an ongoing basis, however, annual funding is limited.

This program is funded by the federal and provincial governments through the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI).


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