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Halton Second Unit Pilot Program

IMPORTANT: Thank you for your interest in the Second Unit Pilot Program.

The term of the pilot program has ended and all of the funding has been committed. The program is currently being evaluated and more information will be available when the evaluation has been completed. Please check the Region’s website for updates.

The Halton Second Unit Pilot Program was launched in August 2016 for a 16-month period till November 2017 and provided eligible Halton homeowners with a 15-year forgivable loan to encourage the creation of second units.

A second unit is a self-contained unit with sleeping, kitchen and bathroom facilities and a separate entrance. It is usually located in the basement of a single home and is also referred to as a secondary suite or accessory dwelling unit. A second unit must meet applicable zoning, building code, fire code and property standards. To create a second unit, a building permit issued by the local municipality is required. Local municipalities in Halton Region are Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.