Turning Renters into Homeowners


Once again Chatham-Kent is taking part in a joint venture with the federal and provincial governments to help turn renters into owners.

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It’s called the Affordable Housing Extension Home Ownership Program.

Through the program, qualified low-to-moderate income households are eligible for up to 7% of a down payment in assistance, up to $8300.

To qualify, you must be currently renting in Chatham-Kent, be at least 18 years old, and have a combined gross income for the household below $71,300.

The price of the home may not exceed 167,000.

Applications are available on the housing service page of the municipality’s website.