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City of Peterborough Home ownership Assistance Loan Program 2017

City of Peterborough
Home ownership Assistance Loan Program 2017

Starts April 3, 2017









The City of Peterborough is offering a
$15,000 loan to assist with a down payment

. The eligibility criteria for this Program include, but are not limited to, the following:


Are currently renting (as defined by the Residential Tenancies Act,2006);

Do not presently own a home or property;

Do not owe money to a social housing landlord;

Have a gross annual household income up to $78,400;

Will use the purchased home as the sole and principal residence;

Qualify for a mortgage from a qualified lender; and

Are at least 18 years old.

The Home:

Is purchased for $300,000 or less;

Is a single detached, semi-detached, townhouse, row, or apartment unit
(freehold or condominium);

Is inspected by a professional home inspector (resale homes); or

Is covered under the Ontario New Home Warranty Program (new homes);

Is located in the City or County of Peterborough; and

Is of a modest size (approx. 1100 sq. ft for a 3 bedroom home).

[b]Application Process:[/b]

Step 1

Household eligibility approval

Mortgage pre-approved by qualified lender

Homeownership Education complete

Step 2

Requires signed-back Agreement of Purchase and Sale dated at least 5days
later then the date of your Step 1 Eligibility Approval Letter and with a
minimum of 30 days notice of the closing date

Signed-back Loan Agreement to receive loan upon closing

Other Key Points:

The loan is forgiven if the home
is the sole and principal residence for 20 years, but is otherwise repayable.

The loan is registered on title as a second mortgage on closing.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) mortgage insurance treats the
$15,000 loan as equity.

Additional funds may be available to
applicants moving out of social housing.

Household assets, including any gifting amounts from
friends or family, savings, GICs etc. cannot exceed $15,000.

RRSPs do count towards personal assets
if they can be accessed for home
purchases as per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.

The loan amount may be decreased if
$15,000 is greater than 10% of the purchase price.

Loans will be offered, subject to availability, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Program ends when funding has been allocated or December 1, 2017

Peterborough Renovates Program (PRP)

Peterborough Renovates Program (PRP)










The Peterborough Renovates
Program (PRP) is a home repair
It helps low to moderate
income homeowners afford home
necessary repairs and upgrades.
This can include energy and
accessibility work.

Funding comes from the federal
and provincial governments.
whole program is called the
Investment in Affordable Housing
The City of Peterborough has a
contract with Habitat for Humanity
to delivery PRP.
This means that
staff at the Habitat office handle all
applications and questions.

Yes, funding is limited.
Funding is provided to
qualifying applicants on a
first-come, first-served basis.
When funding has been used for
the current year, applicants may
be placed on a wait list.

This program can help
homeowners in both the City
and County of Peterborough.

You must meet all program
requirements to be an eligible

There are
household income
and house value limits.

Applications will be processed
as funding is available each year.

PRP may be expanded to
include a component for
multi-unit residential projects in
the future. This is at the
discretion of the City.

Repairs and upgrades that may be
eligible under this program include:

Fire and life safety related

Foundation and structural

Heating and ventilation systems


Windows and exterior doors

Roofs and eaves

Septic systems

Water supply systems

Electrical / plumbing

Accessibility related
The Program Guidelines
lists the types of eligible repairs.
Security type upgrades are included
in the program.

A household can receive no more
than $25,000 through PRP.
This could include a grant for up to
$5,000 for accessibility work.

The applicant must pay for any
costs greater than the approved
project amount

These loans are “forgiveable” with
a term of 10 years.

“Forgiveable” means that you do
not need to pay anything as long
as you continue to meet the terms
in your loan agreement.
All loans will be registered as either
a Mortgage or a Notice on Title.

Habitat for Humanity
Peterborough & Kawartha
Region for an application. Habitat
is the delivery agent for PRP.
This means they handle all
applications for the program.

705-750-1456 or 1-855-750-1456

Email: louise@habitatpkr.ca

Check out the website for more

Their office hours are Monday to
Friday from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

Tax Sale Properties Peterborough-Ontario

Nov 30,2016 tax sale properties Peterborough-Ontario Canada

sale of land by public tender
The Corporation of the City of Peterborough

take notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday November 30, 2016 at the Corporate Services Department, Main Floor, City Hall, 500 George Street North, Peterborough, ON 9H 3R9.

The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at 3:15 p.m. local time in the City of Peterborough Board Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 500 George Street North, Peterborough, ON K9H 3R9.

]Description of Land(s):

Roll No. 1514 040.120.29510.0000

2691 Farmcrest Avenue, Peterborough

Note: This property is subject to partial ORCA (Otonabee Region Conservation Authority) restrictions. Floodplain runs across northern portion of lot and entire lot may encounter flooding.

PCL2-3 Sec 45-P7A-PET; Pt Lot 5 PL 7A Peterborough City; Pt 1 45R9679; S/T LT2994,LT504,LT 505,

LT 506, Peterborough City.

PIN# 28456-0005 (LT)

irregular 0.90AC more or lesspeterborough
File#: TS-16-01

Assessed Value: Residential$122,000

Minimum Tender Amount:$34,796.05

Roll No. 1514 040.120.29410.0000

2655 Farmcrest Avenue, Peterborough

Note: This property is subject to ORCA (Otonabee Region Conservation Authority) restrictions. Development within the floodplain may not be permitted as entire lot may encounter flooding.

PCL 2-3 SEC 45-P7A-PET; Pt Lt 5 Pl 7A Peterborough City;

Pt Lt 6 PL 7A Peterborough City; Pt Lt 7 PL 7A Peterborough City; Pt 5 45R1076;

S/T LT2994,LT504,LT505,LT506 Peterborough City.

PIN# 28456-0007 (LT)

irregular 0.784AC more or less

File#: TS-16-02

[b]Assessed Value: Residential$118,000[/b]

[b]Minimum Tender Amount:$33,220.53[/b]

Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount.

The municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters including any environmental concerns relating to the land to be sold. Any existing Federal or Provincial liens or executions will remain on title and may become the responsibility of the potential purchaser. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. The municipality does not provide an opportunity for potential purchasers to view properties nor is it in a position to provide successful purchasers with a key or vacant possession.

This sale is governed by Part XI of the Municipal Act, 2001 and as amended by the Municipal Statute Law Amendment Act, 2002. The successful purchaser is required to pay any relevant federal or provincial taxes that may apply on closing (including land transfer tax and HST). Failure to complete the transaction by the successful bidder (highest or if failed, second highest bidder) will result in the forfeiture of their deposit.

For further information regarding this sale including an updated list of properties still available for sale, and a copy of the prescribed form of tender documents, go to the City of Peterborough web site at http://www.peterborough.ca/Living/Prope … _Sales.htm or contact:

Christine Heersink
Tax Collector,
City of Peterborough,
500 George Street North,
Peterborough, ON K9H 3R9
705-742-7777 Extension 1622
1-855-738-3755 Extension 1622


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Loan program to help 15 Peterborough renters afford a down payment

Loan program to help 15 Peterborough renters afford a down payment

Loan program to help 15 Peterborough renters afford a down payment

A home ownership Loan program to help 15 Peterborough renters afford a down payment run jointly by the Province and federal government is expected to help 15 Peterborough families purchase a home in 2015.
Loan program to help 15 Peterborough renters afford a down payment is available to people who are renting and have a total household income of up to $69,800.00 The household must purchase a house for $254,000 or less, and must be pre-approved for a mortgage to qualify for the $12,000 loan.

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