Simcoe County is investing another $750,000 in affordable housing. It’s freeing up more cash for its ‘second suites’ program, which provides forgivable loans of up to $25,000 to homeowners who create so-called secondary or garden suites. “Our commitment provides a major boost to this already popular and impactful program,” said Warden Gerry Marshall. “The province, our municipalities, private and non-provide sector partners are all stepping up as we continue to invest in affordable housing. The Secondary Suites program is a win-win for everyone as it provides added incentive to our homeowners to be part of the solution, while contributing to our affordable housing goals.” The new funding will complement $300,000 already dedicated through federal and provincial funds for creation of secondary and/or garden suites this year, bringing the total available funding to more than $1 million for 2016. For more information or to apply to the Secondary Suite program, visit www.simcoe.ca/ontariorenovates. The County will host two Public Information Sessions on the Secondary Suites program on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Simcoe County Museum.