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Housing Repair Options for Lower Income Seniors – full Information
HomeWarming offers no-charge energy assessments and home upgrades to eligible Nova Scotians. Broucht to you by the Clean Foundation, Efficiency NS, NS Power, and the Government of NS.
HRM Seniors’ Home Safety Program – Free home safety evaluations for seniors living in private residences in HRM.
HRM Property Tax Rebate Program – Homeowners in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) may be eligible for a property tax rebate or deferral of property taxes if they have a household income less than $32,000. The amount of rebate available depends on household income and property taxes paid. Information about the rebate and application details are available online. Application forms and information are also available from volunteers at the Seniors Information Centre.
CAP Assessment Program – limits the annual increase in property assessment.
Parent Apartment Program – Loan program for additions or renovations to accommodate senior family members.
Wheelchair access – Financial assistance to adapt your home for wheelchair use
Homeowner Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (HRRAP) – Financial assistance to upgrade sub-standard housing to become safer to live in
Disabled Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program – Financial assistance to modify rented or owned dwellings to accommodate persons with disabilities
NS Department of Community Services Programs – full information; application forms, etc. for all NS housing programs & subsidies
Public Housing for Seniors – Affordable rental housing for seniors and other individuals in need
ASHRA represents all of the groups involved in the research project entitled, “Projecting the Housing Needs of Aging Atlantic Canadians”. ASHRA is a diverse membership that consists of individual seniors; seniors and other community-based organizations; service providers; government departments; planners, builders, and developers; and academic researchers. This research project was based at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. From 2005 to 2009, the research examined the housing needs and choices, both existing and emerging, of our aging population, then in 2010-2011, developed policy recommendations on how these needs can be better met in the future. Go to the ASHRA website for more information.
Part of the ASHRA study involved reviews of relevant seniors housing projects, which have been summarized in the following YouTube videos prepared by Donald Shiner, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, ASHRA:
The Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay has an outreach and research program that is involved with understanding the housing and related needs of seniors including current options, supporting services, and future requirements. This initiative is staffed by volunteers, and if you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Information Centre at 820-3334 or use the website volunteer application form.