Provides funding for homeowners and residents in rural areas in need of emergency repairs to continue to safely live in their homes. A significant portion of the program funding is for Canadian Aboriginal people.
The maximum amount of funding available is a $7,000 grant. The amount you receive depends on the total cost of the repairs.
Repairs are not required to bring houses up to minimum standards.
You may be eligible for this program if:
• You live in a rural area (communities of less than 2,500 and larger communities over 2,500 that do not have a defined core area)
• Your house requires emergency repairs so that you can continue to live in it safely
• Your total household income is below the established income limit, which varies depending on household size and the area you live in
Only certain repairs are considered to be emergency repairs. This includes repairs to:
• Heating systems
• Doors and windows
• Roofs, walls, floors and ceilings
• Vents, louvres
• Electrical systems
These repairs are not required to bring houses up to minimum standards.
Contact Housing Nova Scotia
Proof of total household income
English • French-speaking staff available upon request
Rural communities in Nova Scotia