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Region offers $5.5mn to support affordable rental housing

The Regional Municipality of Durham announced it is accepting applications for the At Home Incentive Program (Ahip), which provides funding support and regional planning services to develop affordable rental housing in Durham Region.

This year, $5.5 million in funding is available through the Ahip, the region said.

It said to be eligible, projects must provide a minimum of five affordable housing units and include one of the following:

  • New construction.
  • Conversion of non-residential buildings to purpose-built rental housing.
  • Addition of new affordable buildings/units to existing sites/buildings.
  • Community housing redevelopment that increases the supply of affordable housing units.

The region said it is working with private and public sector partners to create more affordable rental housing so that more residents have a safe and affordable place to call home.

The deadline to apply is December 20 at 4 pm.

The region is committed to initiate the development of 1,000 new affordable rental housing units by 2024, as per At Home in Durham, the Durham Housing Plan 2014 to 2024 and the Master Housing Strategy. This is the second year of the At Home Incentive Program; the first call for applications in 2022 led to a $7.45 million commitment to support two affordable housing projects.

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