The Kawartha-Haliburton Renovates (KHR) Program was a success according to the Social Housing Department. The program was offered for the first time in December based on funding received from the province. Homeowners with a gross household income at or below $72,100 could apply to receive funding for repairs or accessibility improvements.

Michelle Corley is the Housing Resource Coordinator and she says they had 50 to 60 applications come through and most of those were from Haliburton County. The provincial funding wasn’t enough to offer money for all of the applicants, so they were took left over funds from other projects and used it to serve more clients. At the end of it, Corley says they were able to provide funds for 30 to 35 households, again, most of them in Haliburton County.

Corley says unfortunately they were under a tight timeline with the funding they received to make the program possible, so it didn’t give a lot of people time to apply. She says when the program comes back in April, the timelines won’t be as tight.

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