CMHC Home Adaptations for
Seniors' Independence (HASI)
Seniors' Rental Housing
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
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
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