This program helps homeowners pay for home adaptations so seniors with low incomes can stay in their homes independently for longer periods of time. A one-time forgivable grant of up to $3,500 is available.
What financial assistance is available?
A forgivable loan of up to $3,500 is available, and does not need to be repaid as long as the homeowner agrees to live in their home for a minimum of six months after the adaptations are made.
The home repairs covered by this grant include minor items to help with age-related challenges. Some examples include:
Handrails in hallways and stairways
Easy-to-reach work and storage areas in the kitchen
Lever handles on doors
Walk-in showers and grab bars
Bathtub grab bars and seats
Any adaptions that are made should be permanent. Exceptions can be made for equipment like bath lifts that help to make accessing basic facilities easier. Other aids like walkers and household appliances are not covered by this funding.
Am I Eligible?
To qualify for Nova Scotia Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence
You must be at least 65 years old
You must experience difficulty with daily activities due to your age
Your total household income is below the established income limit, which varies depending on household size and the area you live in
You must be an owner and permanent resident of the home that will undergo repair/adaptation
You must submit an application for approval before you can receive funding. Any work that is completed before you have received approval is not eligible to be covered.
Contact Housing Nova Scotia, one of staff members will be happy to help. You can call toll-free at 1-844-424-5110
https://housing.novascotia.ca/programs/ ... dependence