Secondary, Garage and Garden Suite Grants

Do you know The  Cornerstones programprovided grants to qualified homeowners who wished to construct or upgrade a secondary suite, garage suite or garden suite. check your eligibility for the funding.

BELOW ARE THE FUNDING SUPPORT FROM CITY:

Build New:( click to see application requirements )

Maximum one-time grant of up to $20,000

Up to a maximum of 50% of the eligible costs

Meet City zoning and Alberta Building Code requirements to permit a secondary, garage or garden suite

Suite must be located within the boundaries of the City of Edmonton

Eligible costs include: required servicing, building materials, qualified labour for construction to meet minimum health and safety code requirements for secondary suites, valid development and construction permits

Ineligible costs include: furnishings, appliances, and site development

Costs incurred prior to approval of Cornerstones grant funding are not eligible

Funding will be committed based on the figures submitted. Cost overruns will not be covered by the City of Edmonton

 

Eligibility of the Homeowner (Applicant)

Fund at least 50% of the eligible costs (without relying on other government funding)

Be the owner-occupier of the principal residential unit where the suite is proposed

Rent the secondary suite to an eligible tenant earning within the maximum income threshold by household size in the city of Edmonton

Sign and commit to fulfill the terms and conditions of a five-year operating agreement

Have no tax arrears on the property

Hold title or have valid offer to purchase

 


Upgrading:( click to see application requirements )

There is a maximum of two grants per applicant per year

Maximum one-time grant of $20,000 per property

Up to a maximum of 50% of the eligible costs

Meet City zoning and Alberta Fire and Building Codes to permit a secondary suite

Suite must be located within the boundaries of the City of Edmonton

Eligible costs include: required servicing, building materials, qualified labour for construction to meet minimum health and safety code requirements for secondary suites, valid development and construction permits.

Ineligible costs include: furnishings, appliances, and site development.

Costs incurred prior to approval of Cornerstones grant funding are not eligible.

Funding will be committed based on the figures submitted. Cost overruns will not be covered by the City of Edmonton.

Must be an existing secondary, garage or garden suite, and not the conversion of a basement space to a secondary suite. If converting existing basement space to a secondary suite, apply forBuilding a New Secondary, Garage or Garden Suite.

 

Eligibility of the Homeowner (Applicant)

Fund at least 50% of the eligible costs (without relying on other government funding)

Be the owner of the principal residential unit where the proposed suite upgrade is in

If the suite is currently rented, the existing tenant, regardless of income, will be permitted to remain in an upgraded suite

If the suite is not currently rented, it must be rented after the upgrades, to an eligible tenant earning within the maximum income threshold by household size in the city of Edmonton.

Sign and commit to fulfill the terms and conditions of a five-year operating agreement

Have no tax arrears on the property

Hold title or have valid offer to purchase


Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the City of Edmonton's Secondary, Garage and Garden Suite regulations.

Q & A from the city   <-- Click to see more information 


 

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