The Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton Housing Corporation wants to see more affordable rental units in the county.

K.L.H. C.E.O. Hope Lee says the organization offers a program that will give up to $10,000 to homeowners who build a self-contained apartment in their single or semi-detached property to rent out.

Lee says K.L.H. wants to see a program that helps both homeowners and perspective tenants.

As part of the program, the homeowner must offer a monthly rent at maximum 80 per cent of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corportation average.

The C.M.H.C. doesn’t have stats for Haliburton County but Kawartha Lakes’ average rent is $987 as of 2016.

Anyone wanting to apply for funding to build a secondary suite can do so starting April 1st.