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Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program
Increasing mobility, safety
and independence for
Manitobans with a disability.

Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program Important Notes

Financial assistance doesn’t have to be paid
back as long as the home is not sold within
five years OR the rental unit is leased to
eligible tenants at an agreed-upon amount
for five years.

Work must be directly related to the client’s
disability and be permanent.

You are responsible for any work that
exceeds the financial assistance available
under the Residential Adaptations for
Disabilities program.

Work done before program approval is not
eligible for financial assistance.
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How to Apply for Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

If you want an application package, or for
more information on our other repair programs,
please contact Manitoba Housing or visit

manitoba.ca/housing/repair.html

Phone: 204-945-5566 in Winnipeg or
toll-free 1-866-689-5566 outside of
Winnipeg.
Email: [email protected]
In person: 2nd Floor - 352 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8

The Residential Adaptations for Disabilities
program is provided with financial support
from the Government of Canada.

Homeowners with low income, and landlords
with tenants who have low incomes, may apply
for financial assistance to make adaptations to
homes and housing units. These adaptations will
help increase mobility, safety and independence
for a person who finds it difficult to do everyday
tasks in their home.

Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program
Eligible Homeowners and Landlords

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You may be eligible for assistance if the following
applies to you:

Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program
Homeowners


Your home is your primary residence and is
located in Manitoba, outside of First
Nations communities.

Your total gross household income is at or
below the income limit set by Manitoba
Housing for your community.

Someone in your household has a disability
or limitation that makes it difficult to
perform daily living activities.
Landlords

Renovations are made to self-contained
rental units that have rents at, or below,
the affordable rent amount for the area,
both before and after the work takes place.

Renovations are made on units that are
occupied, or will be occupied, by tenants
with disabilities who have a total gross
household income that is at or below the
income limit set by Manitoba Housing for
the community.

Contact Manitoba Housing for more
information on total gross household
income limits, affordable rents set for
your community, and other requirements
to qualify for this program.


Eligible Disabilities or Limitations

Mobility
– limited ability to walk and move
from room to room

Agility
– limited ability to bend, dress or
undress, get in and out of bed, use fingers to
grasp or handle objects, reach or cut food

Endurance
– limited ability to carry things or
stand for long periods

Sight
– limited ability to read ordinary
newspapers or see someone from four (4)
meters away

Hearing
– limited ability to hear
conversations with others

Mental capacity
– poor memory or mental
difficulties

Eligible Renovations and Assistance
Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

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Homeowners and landlords may be eligible for
financial assistance to make adaptations that
increase mobility, safety and independence that
include but are not limited to the following:

installing handrails in hallways and stairways

changes to storage areas in the kitchen,
bathroom and laundry room

installing lever handles on doors, sinks and
bathtubs

installing grab bars in the kitchen, bathroom
and bedroom

installing wheel chair ramps

widening entryways and interior doors

changing tubs, sinks, vanities and toilets

installing lift systems in bathrooms and
bedrooms

changing floor covering

moving plumbing and electrical
A program officer may visit your home or property
to determine what adaptations are eligible.
Available Assistance

Up to $16,000 for eligible adaptations may be
available to qualified homeowners or landlords.
If the property is located in a northern or
remote community, up to $19,000 may be
available to qualified homeowners or landlords.
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If the adaptations exceed $3,500 a medical
certificate is required.

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