Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence
|Record #: MKM2221||Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017||Last Full Update: 25 Jul 2016|
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|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||Markham ; All of Ontario|
|Description||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.
Who Can Apply?
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.
Eligible Adaptations should be minor and must:
Be permanently installed or fixed to the dwelling.
Improve access to basic facilities within the home.
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. Repairs, alterations or adaptations not related to the resident’s loss of ability are not eligible under this program.
Work carried out before the HASI application has been approved in writing by CMHC is not eligible.
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.
|Languages||English ; French|
|Eligibility||Ages: 65 year(s) and up|
|Location, Telephone & Internet|
|Address & Map||
100 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M2N 6Z1
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|Major Intersection||Yonge St / Sheppard Ave E|
|Toll Free Phone||1-866-389-1742|
|Subjects||Financial programs ; Loans ; Mobility aids ; Renovations ; Seniors housing|
|Seniors Headings||Financial Support|
|Alternate Name||CMHC ; HASI|