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The County of Lanark is offering text and website translation services provided by Google Translate™, a free service currently offering over 50 languages. Our goal is to assist English as a Second Language (ESL) users with a way to understand the programs, services, and information provided by Lanark County.

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Homeownership Program

What is the Homeownership Program?

This program is funding through the Investment in Affordable Housing Program. It assists low to moderate income households currently renting a home in Lanark County or the Town of Smiths Falls to purchase a home by providing a forgivable down payment loan to a maximum of 5% of the purchase price of the home. The loan is forgivable after twenty years.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Maximum household income $87,800
  • Access to mortgage financing
  • Home purchase price less than $301,819
  • Home located in Lanark County or the Town of Smiths Falls
  • Newly constructed or resale home (construction loans not available)
  • Applicants must be renting in the County of Lanark or the Town of Smiths Falls

Annual funding is limited. Applications are approved on a first come first served basis.