Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence for Homeowners

Provided by: Housing Nova Scotia

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Service Description

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 and does not need to be repaid as long as the homeowner agrees to live in their home for a minimum of 6 months after the adaptations are made.

Home repairs covered 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 adaptations 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.

Eligibility

To qualify for this program:
• 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.

Application Process

Contact Housing Nova Scotia

Documents Required

Unknown

Fees

No fees

Languages Offered

English • French-speaking staff available upon request

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Housing Nova Scotia – Northern Region – New Glasgow

Address:
7 Campbell's Lane
New Glasgow NS  B2H 2H9
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Mailing Address:
7 Campbell's Lane
New Glasgow NS  B2H 2H9

Site Info

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Site Hours

Monday
8:30am–4:30pm
Tuesday
8:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday
8:30am–4:30pm
Thursday
8:30am–4:30pm
Friday
8:30am–4:30pm

Accessibility

Unknown

Coverage Area

Guysborough County • Antigonish County • Pictou County • Cumberland County • Colchester County