Provides financial assistance to adapt a home to become wheelchair accessible.
Program eligibility is dependent on your income and the maximum amount available is a $7,000 forgivable grant.
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 6 months because of a long term disability
• The modifications must be made to your main/primary home
• If you do not own your home, you must provide written approval from the owner for the modification
Your 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.
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.
Contact Housing Nova Scotia
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
English • French-speaking staff available upon request