Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence

This program 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.

What financial assistance is available?

A forgivable loan 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 six months after the adaptations are made.

The home repairs covered by this grant 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 adaptions 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 by this funding.

Am I Eligible?

To qualify for this program:

  • You must be at least 65 years old
  • You must experience difficulty with daily activities due to your age
  • You must have a low annual household income
  • You must be a 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.

Get Started

Contact Housing Nova Scotia, one of our staff members will be happy to help.