Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence

The Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence program offers financial assistance for minor home adaptations that will help low-income seniors to perform daily activities in their home independently and safely.

Delivered by: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in Yukon Territory.

Yukon Territory has chosen to maintain existing delivery arrangements for the Affordable Housing Initiative and renovation programs off-reserve for the 2011-2014 period. As a result, CMHC is delivering the renovation programs off-reserve including the Home Adaptation for Seniors’ Independence Program in this jurisdiction.

In all other jurisdictions, federal investments in affordable housing are being cost matched and delivered by provinces and territories under the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) 2011-14 agreement. Under the agreement, provinces and territories match the federal funding that was previously allocated for the Affordable Housing Initiative and Renovation Programs Off-Reserve and deliver a range of provincially/territorially-designed affordable housing programs, which may include financial assistance for renovation programs.

Eligibility Information

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.

Other criteria may apply.

Contact Information

General Inquiries: 1-800-668-2642
TTY: 1-800-309-3388