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Deadline To Apply for Disaster Assistance Aug 29th

Posted: 2019-06-14 10:08:42 By: hbr

The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing conducted a presentation at Algonquin Theatre on Wednesday in regards to their Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program.  This was an information session for those affected by the recent flooding in Muskoka.

Assistance is available for those affected up to  90% of eligible costs, and is subject to a $500 deductible. If you are on a low income you may qualify for the deductible to be waived.  To qualify, the Homeowner, tenant or small business owner must have suffered the loss at their primary residence.

The types of expenses that would be covered are Emergency evacuation and living expense, emergency cleanup, disinfection and disposal, and repair and replacement expenses.  

Full details and the application are available on their website at Ontario.ca/disasterassistance. The deadline to apply for this program is August 29th.