Bay Housing Website – Sponsored by Transition Bay and Seniors Association Logo
Click here to go to the website.


CMHC Accessible & Adaptable Housing Webpage

Click here to go to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation webpage on Accessible & Adaptable Housing.

Stay In Your Own Home

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

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Snow Removal:

  • HRM Snow Removal for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Program – Available to seniors 65 years of age or older and persons with disabilities in HRM.
    • The program applies to residential properties only (NOT for landlords).
    • You must reside in a single dwelling home that you own or rent.
    • Total gross household income of all people living on the premises must not exceed $30,000.
    • The program offers assistance to clear snow from steps, walkways and sidewalks. This includes: Front and back steps; Walkways; and, Access to fuel tanks.
    • Residents who qualify and need snow removal should contact 311 or 423-9709 Ext. 228 (John Meagher, YMCA).
  • Residents who are Supportive Care clients of the NS Department of Health’s Continuing Care Program may be eligible for cost reimbursement for snow removal service. Call 902-424-7233.
  • Canadian Veterans may qualify for snow removal services. Call 1-866-522-2122.
  • Local students and others not in our Local Services Directory may be available for snow removal… Please call the Seniors Information Centre at 902-820-3334.

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Moving to a Seniors Friendly Home

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


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Seniors Housing Research

Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance (ASHRA)

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:

Seniors Association Housing Research

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.

NS Centre on Aging Conference

Recent Seniors Housing & NS Centre on Aging Conference at MSVU Presentations:

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