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CMHC Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence (HASI)              

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The Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence (HASI) program offers financial assistance for minor home adaptations that will help low-income seniors to perform daily activities in their home independently and safely.

Homeowners and Landlords may qualify for assistance if:

► The occupant is 65 years of age or over and has difficulty with daily living activities due to loss of ability brought on by aging.

► The total household income is at or below the program income limit for the area.

► The home is a permanent residence.

Financial assistance is available in the form of a forgivable loan of up to $3,500. The loan does not have to be repaid provided the homeowner agrees to continue to live in the home for six months (the loan forgiveness period). Where assistance is provided for adaptations for a rental unit, the landlord must agree not to increase the rents as a result of the adaptations.

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Eligible adaptations should be minor items related to loss of ability. The adaptations must be permanently installed or fixed to the dwelling, improve access to basic facilities within the home, and increase the physical safety for the resident. Examples of eligible adaptations are handrails in hallways, easy-to-reach work and storage areas in the kitchen, lever handles on doors and grab bars in the bathroom.  Supportive care and portable aids, such as walkers and household appliances, are not eligible.

 For more information on this program, phone CMHC at 1-800-668-2642 or visit
    
www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/prfinas/prfinas_004.cfm

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