IMPORTANT: Thank you for your interest in the Second Unit Pilot Program.
The term of the pilot has ended and all funding allocated. We are currently evaluating the program. Once this evaluation is complete, more information will be available. Please check the Region's website for updates.
The Halton Second Unit Pilot Program launched in August 2016 for a 16-month period (ending November 2017). The program 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 a separate entrance and sleeping, kitchen and bathroom facilities. 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.