Home Improvement Assistance Programs
The following programs help seniors make their homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient.
Home Adaptations for Independence
Adapting your home in small ways can help you stay safer and more independent. Simply installing handrails and bathtub grab bars can help prevent falls and related injuries.
Home Adaptations for Independence helps low-income seniors and people with disabilities finance home modifications for accessible, safe and independent living. Eligible homeowners, renters and landlords can receive up to $20,000 per home in the form of a forgivable loan.
BC Seniors' Home Renovation Tax Credit
The BC Seniors' Home Renovation Tax Credit is a refundable personal income tax credit to assist individuals aged 65 and over with the cost of certain permanent home renovations, effective for the 2012 and subsequent tax years.
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Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program On-Reserve
Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program On-Reserve offers financial assistance to Band Councils and Band members to repair substandard homes to a minimum level of health and safety and to improve the accessibility of housing for people with disabilities.
Band Councils or individual homeowners who require repairs to their homes may be eligible to apply.
LiveSmart BC Energy Efficiency Incentive Program
The LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Program gives B.C. homeowners cash back for making energy efficient improvements to their homes.
An energy efficient home will help you save money, increase your comfort, and reduce your impact on the environment. To learn more, or to book a home energy assessment:
- Email: EfficiencyIncentives@gov.bc.ca
- Call 1 866 430-8765
- Visit the website: LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Program
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Green Home Program
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Green Home program helps make energy-efficient housing more affordable.