County Kicks In More Cash For ‘Second Suites’

Investment in affordable housing

Simcoe County is investing another $750,000 in affordable housing. It’s freeing up more cash for its ‘second suites’ program, which provides forgivable loans of up to $25,000 to homeowners who create so-called secondary or garden suites. “Our commitment provides a major boost to this already popular and impactful program,” said Warden Gerry Marshall. “The province, our municipalities, private and non-provide sector partners are all stepping up as we continue to invest in affordable housing. The Secondary Suites program is a win-win for everyone as it provides added incentive to our homeowners to be part of the solution, while contributing to our affordable housing goals.” The new funding will complement $300,000 already dedicated through federal and provincial funds for creation of secondary and/or garden suites this year, bringing the total available funding to more than $1 million for 2016. For more information or to apply to the Secondary Suite program, visit The County will host two Public Information Sessions on the Secondary Suites program on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Simcoe County Museum.