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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EfficiencyBC - Renovation Program
EfficiencyBC is a new Provincial program offering financial incentives, information and support to help households and businesses save energy and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by switching to high-efficiency heating equipment and making building-envelope improvements. The $24M program is co-funded with the federal government under the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund.
The EfficiencyBC website is B.C.’s online hub for homeowners and businesses to access information, incentives and support to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in new and existing homes and buildings.
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.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Green Home Program
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Green Home program helps make energy-efficient housing more affordable.