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Access-A-Home Program

Provided by: Housing Nova Scotia

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Contact Details

General Inquiries: 902-893-5999

Fax: 902-893-5609

Toll-Free: 1-866-525-5454

Service Website: http://housing.novascotia.ca/programs/housing-programs-persons-disabilities/access-home-program

Website: http://housing.novascotia.ca

Service Description

Provides financial assistance to adapt a home to become wheelchair accessible.

The amount of the grant depends on your income and the maximum amount available is $7,000 grant.

Eligibility

To qualify for the program, you must meet the following criteria:

* You or a family member must be limited to a wheelchair because of a long term disability
* You or a family member must be expected to be limited to a wheelchair within the next six months because of a long term disability
* If you do not own your home, you must provide written approval from the owner for the modifications
* Your income must be less than $39,000 per year

Eligible properties:
A home is eligible for the program as long as it is your primary residence and there are no structural restrictions for making your home wheelchair accessible.

Eligible Repairs:
Any additions or alterations made to your home must be permanent and should be made to improve both access and use of basic facilities. Any changes made to your home should also increase the safety of the person limited to a wheelchair.

The funding can be put toward the cost of materials, labour, taxes and other related costs.

Service Info

Service Website:
http://housing.novascotia.ca/programs/housing-programs-persons-disabilities/access-home-program

Application Process:
Contact your local Housing Nova Scotia office.

Documents Required:
* Proof of income * Written medical documentation to support the need for wheelchair-related home adaptations * If you are not the owner of the home to be adapted, you must provide the owner's written approval to participate in the program * Other documentation is required

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French-speaking staff available upon request

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Locations

Housing Nova Scotia Office - Sydney

360 Prince Street, Suite 22, Provincial Building
Sydney, NS B1P 5L1

General Inquiries:
902-563-2120
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Fax:
902-563-2370

TollFree:
1-844-424-5110

Website:
www.housing.novascotia.ca

Location Description:
Sydney Provincial Building

Accessibility:
Automatic doors at entrance * Ramp * Elevators

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Housing Nova Scotia Office - Truro

60 Lorne Street
Truro, NS B2N 3K3

General Inquiries:
902-893-5999

Fax:
902-893-5609

TollFree:
1-866-525-5454

Website:
housing.novascotia.ca

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Housing Nova Scotia Office - Halifax

1894 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2A8

General Inquiries:
902-424-5110

Fax:
902-424-2091

TollFree:
1-844-424-5110

Website:
housing.novascotia.ca

Accessibility:
Automatic doors * Elevators * Ramp to main entrance

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Housing Nova Scotia Office - Annapolis County - Middleton

101 Magee Drive
Middleton, NS B0S 1P0

General Inquiries:
902-825-3481

Fax:
902-825-6560

TollFree:
1-844-424-5110

Website:
housing.novascotia.ca

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Housing Nova Scotia Office - New Glasgow

7 Campbell's Lane
New Glasgow, NS B2H 2H9

General Inquiries:
902-755-5065

Fax:
902-752-7133

TollFree:
1-844-424-5110

Website:
housing.novascotia.ca

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Housing Nova Scotia Office - Truro

Address:
60 Lorne Street
Truro, NS B2N 3K3

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Mailing Address:
60 Lorne Street
Truro, NS B2N 3K3

Site Info

General Inquiries:
902-893-5999

Fax:
902-893-5609

Toll-Free:
1-866-525-5454

Website:
http://housing.novascotia.ca

Site Hours:

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:

8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm

Coverage Area:
Colchester County

Service Info

Service Website:
http://housing.novascotia.ca/programs/housing-programs-persons-disabilities/access-home-program

Application Process:
Contact your local Housing Nova Scotia office.

Documents Required:
* Proof of income * Written medical documentation to support the need for wheelchair-related home adaptations * If you are not the owner of the home to be adapted, you must provide the owner's written approval to participate in the program * Other documentation is required

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French-speaking staff available upon request

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

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