Disabled Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Landlords

Provided by: Housing Nova Scotia

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Service Description

Provides financial assistance for landlords to modify homes to be more accessible for residents with disabilities. There are two types of assistance available:

  • Rooming House bed-unit – Maximum loan of $16,000
  • Self contained rental unit – Maximum loan of $24,000

Forgivable assistance for landlords:

  • Loans can be 100 percent forgiven if the accessibility modifications are made to units/homes that are occupied by tenants below a certain income threshold.
  • For rooming houses, financial assistance is available on bed units with rents below established levels.
  • Landlords must sign an agreement that states that the units will continue to be affordable to lower income tenants once the modifications are completed.


Properties must meet minimum health and safety standards.

Landlords are eligible to apply for modifications to units occupied by tenants with lower income or for assistance to modify a rooming house with rent below established levels.

Eligible modifications:
Any changes made must be related to housing and to the tenant’s disability.

Ineligible modifications:
Any work that is carried out before approval for program funding is received is not eligible to be covered.

Application Process

Contact Housing Nova Scotia

Documents Required

All documents that a homeowner would have to submit as well as a Tenant declaration • Summary of Tenant Rents • Other documentation is required


No fees

Languages Offered

English • French-speaking staff available upon request

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Housing Nova Scotia – Eastern Region – Sydney

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

Site Info

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Site Hours



Automatic doors at entrance • Ramp • Elevators

Coverage Area

Cape Breton Island