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Ontario Economic Development
Community Development Building, 458 SW 3rd Street, Ontario, OR 97914
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on weekends & Holidays
Dan Cummings
Community Development Director
Office: (541) 881-3222
Fax:    (541) 881-3251  

Email: dan.cummings@ontariooregon.org

$10,000 New Home Construction Incentive Program

On December 19, 2017, the Ontario City Council approved a new Housing Incentive Program for construction of single family homes in Ontario. The City will expand the use of the business loan fund to make available $10,000 cash incentive for new construction either in Ontario, or on property that can be annexed into the city. The loan fund will be made whole by a transfer of real property taxes realized in the general fund (from the new construction) to the business loan fund.

The incentive will be paid out when a certificate of occupancy is issued for the new home. The new homes must be single family, owner occupied, and be greater than 1,600 square feet or homes greater than 1,350 square feet with a two car garage and two bathrooms. Applications can be made at City Hall or the Community Development Center.  Applicants will enter into an agreement prior to permitting and construction with the city and the home must be finished within 24 months of the execution of the agreement.

Mayor Ron Verini said, "It is our hope that this will bring new residential growth to broaden our tax base and create a more sustainable community."