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May 11, 2022
Oxford County seeking feedback on funding for rental units in residential homes

“My Second Unit” program will help homeowners become landlords with grants of up to $15,000

Oxford County wants to hear from homeowners interested in building and renting a self-contained dwelling unit inside their home with the help of up to $15,000 in municipal funding.

Feedback from potential landlords on the “My Second Unit” program will help the County plan how the program is designed and delivered. Interested residents can have a say by visiting Speak Up, Oxford! at to fill out a short survey, email comments, or to find out how to take part in the live webinar on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

For homeowners, rental income from a second unit can help with household expenses, contribute to savings, or make home ownership more feasible. For communities with a low rental vacancy rate, like Oxford County, secondary units can also help address a shortage in housing options.

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About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 125,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that is driving innovation in sustainable industries and diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at

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