BC Housing Grants for Low-Income Disabled Seniors

Escape Walk in Bath

Attention British Columbia (BC) Homeowners

If you are a senior, have disabilities or live with someone that does, you may be eligible for remodeling assistance through BC housing.

The Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program aims to assist individuals with both financial and special needs. So, it helps them remodel their homes to enhance safety and quality of life.

To Qualify for HAFI, homeowners must have:

  • Permanent disability or diminished ability
  • Canadian citizenship and permanent BC residency
  • Assets less than $100,000
  • Income within the Housing Limit Income
  • Home valued below the Home Value Limit

List of Adaptations

The BC Housing website also lists modifications that HAFI can finance. These include:

  • Accessibility inside and outside the dwelling
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Heating, Ventilation, Cooling

How Much Can I Get?

Homeowners can receive grants of up to $20,000 for eligible work, with a forgiveness period of up to 3 years, as long as the owner occupies the dwelling during that time; repayment of the grant is not required.

ORCA HealthCare specializes in bathroom modifications specifically designed for senior or disabled access. Additionally, these include low threshold or wheelchair accessible showers, walk-in or slide-in tubs, and tub cut modifications. As part of your application, you must include written estimates of the proposed work, which we would be happy to provide.

These funds are on a first-come-first-serve basis starting in April of every year until the money runs out. ORCA HealthCare



One thought on “BC Housing Grants for Low-Income Disabled Seniors”

  1. So it looks like I’m not qualified for these grants, because I pay more than my share of income tax, but at the same time I don’t mind seeing my money going to help the seniors, especially those that have some form of handicap. signed a working senior

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