Better Homes Hamilton Program

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Visit www.hamilton.ca/betterhomeshamilton to learn more about the Better Homes Hamilton program and review the application process.



The City of Hamilton is on a mission to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. To do this City Council approved the design and development of a Home Energy Retrofit Program Opportunity, previously known as HERO, has now been rebranded as the Better Homes Hamilton program.


The Better Homes Hamilton (BHH) program is meant to provide a low barrier access to property owners with upfront capital in order to retrofit their buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve energy efficiency, and to live more comfortably.

Pilot Project

To achieve this City Council approved the Better Homes Hamilton Pilot Project which is scheduled to launch before the end of 2023 with the objective to provide up to $1 million in loans to homeowners. The pilot stage of the program is targeting approximately 50 homes with each property able to receive a maximum of $20,000.

Visit www.hamilton.ca/betterhomeshamilton to learn more about the Better Homes Hamilton program and review the application process.



The City of Hamilton is on a mission to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. To do this City Council approved the design and development of a Home Energy Retrofit Program Opportunity, previously known as HERO, has now been rebranded as the Better Homes Hamilton program.


The Better Homes Hamilton (BHH) program is meant to provide a low barrier access to property owners with upfront capital in order to retrofit their buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve energy efficiency, and to live more comfortably.

Pilot Project

To achieve this City Council approved the Better Homes Hamilton Pilot Project which is scheduled to launch before the end of 2023 with the objective to provide up to $1 million in loans to homeowners. The pilot stage of the program is targeting approximately 50 homes with each property able to receive a maximum of $20,000.

Tell us your story

If you are a homeowner who recently completed any energy efficiency upgrades to your property then we want to hear from you! Please share with us any stories, and pictures, of home improvements that you have made that have helped you reduce energy, reduce emissions, save money and live more comfortably.  

  • Installed a new Air Source Heat Pump and love it? Then share it! 
  • Saving money on installing new insulation or sealing? Great lets hear about it! 
  • Living more comfortably because of a smart thermostat or other building upgrades? Amazing we are all ears!
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