County Funds Expected to Boost Seniors’ Living Options

Five Hundred Thousand Earmarked For Age-Friendly Housing Creation, Renovation

The County is working to take a bite out of seniors’ housing costs with a new age-friendly grant program.

Council has earmarked $500,000 in annual funding towards the Seniors Housing Grant Program, that would go towards the creation of age-friendly housing through renovation or new development.

Applicants will try to check off a few boxes, with grants awarded under three streams: accessible housing design, housing that incorporates supports for older folks, and designs for individuals suffering with dementia.

“County Council continues to invest in housing and support services to meet current needs and address long-term trends in our communities,” said Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall. “With this new grant program, combined with our significant investment in affordable housing for seniors and our many seniors’ services programs, the County is taking action to make our communities more age-friendly, affordable and inclusive for seniors.”

The deadline for this grant comes at the end of November, while those interested in applying should visit the County of Simcoe website.