I am happy to share that additional funding will become available for Nova Scotians to help with the cost of emergency home repairs, health and safety upgrades, and accessibility needs.
The Province is investing an additional $5.3 million in a variety of programs to address increased demand for support. This new investment will help 300 additional households.
Each year more than 2,000 applications are approved for grants and forgivable loans to support emergency home repairs, health and safety upgrades, and accessibility needs.
These programs include:
- Senior Citizens Assistance Program and Provincial Housing Emergency Repair Program: grants up to $6,500
- Homeowner Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Programs (RRAP) | Housing Nova Scotia: forgivable loans up to $16,000
- Emergency Repair Program: grants up to $7,000
- Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence: forgivable loans and grants up to $3,500
- Access-A-Home Program: grants up to $7,000.
The added funds will also help to speed up processing for applicants who are currently waiting for assistance.
Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and assistance is limited to urgent emergency repairs or necessary repairs and upgrades that improve health and safety and extend the life of the property.