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Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program Increasing mobility, safety and independence for Manitobans with a disability.

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program Important Notes

 

  • Financial assistance doesn’t have to be paid back as long as the home is not sold within five years OR the rental unit is leased to eligible tenants at an agreed-upon amount for five years.
  • Work must be directly related to the client’s disability and be permanent.
  • You are responsible for any work that exceeds the financial assistance available under the Residential Adaptations for Disabilities program.
  • Work done before program approval is not eligible for financial assistance.

How to Apply for Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

If you want an application package, or for more information on our other repair programs, please contact Manitoba Housing or visit manitoba.ca/housing/repair.html

Phone: 204-945-5566 in Winnipeg or toll-free 1-866-689-5566 outside of Winnipeg.
Email: housing@gov.mb.ca
In person: 2nd Floor – 352 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8

The Residential Adaptations for Disabilities program is provided with financial support from the Government of Canada.

Homeowners with low income, and landlords with tenants who have low incomes, may apply for financial assistance to make adaptations to homes and housing units. These adaptations will help increase mobility, safety and independence for a person who finds it difficult to do everyday tasks in their home.

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program Eligible Homeowners and Landlords

You may be eligible for assistance if the following applies to you:

Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program Homeowners:

  • Your home is your primary residence and is located in Manitoba, outside of First Nations communities.
  • Your total gross household income is at or elow the income limit set by Manitoba Housing for your community.
  • Someone in your household has a disability or limitation that makes it difficult to perform daily living activities Landlords
  • Renovations are made to self-contained rental units that have rents at, or below, the affordable rent amount for the area, both before and after the work takes place.
  • Renovations are made on units that are occupied, or will be occupied, by tenants with disabilities who have a total gross household income that is at or below the income limit set by Manitoba Housing for the community.

Contact Manitoba Housing for more information on total gross household income limits, affordable rents set for your community, and other requirements to qualify for this program.

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Eligible Disabilities or Limitations

 

  • Mobility – limited ability to walk and move from room to room
  • Agility – limited ability to bend, dress or undress, get in and out of bed, use fingers to grasp or handle objects, reach or cut food
  • Endurance – limited ability to carry things or stand for long periods
  • Sight – limited ability to read ordinary newspapers or see someone from four (4) meters away
  • Hearing – limited ability to hear conversations with others
  • Mental capacity – poor memory or mental difficulties

Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Eligible Renovations and Assistance
Manitoba Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program

Homeowners and landlords may be eligible for
financial assistance to make adaptations that
increase mobility, safety and independence that
include but are not limited to the following:

installing handrails in hallways and stairways

changes to storage areas in the kitchen,
bathroom and laundry room

installing lever handles on doors, sinks and
bathtubs

installing grab bars in the kitchen, bathroom
and bedroom

installing wheel chair ramps

widening entryways and interior doors

changing tubs, sinks, vanities and toilets

installing lift systems in bathrooms and
bedrooms

changing floor covering

moving plumbing and electrical
A program officer may visit your home or property
to determine what adaptations are eligible.
Available Assistance

Up to $16,000 for eligible adaptations may be
available to qualified homeowners or landlords.
If the property is located in a northern or
remote community, up to $19,000 may be
available to qualified homeowners or landlords.

If the adaptations exceed $3,500 a medical
certificate is required.

Manitoba Emergency Repair Program

Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for Homeowners

Homeowners with low income may be
eligible for financial assistance for
emergency repairs to their home.
Eligible homeowners

Manitoba Emergency Repair Program

You may be eligible for assistance if the
following applies to you:

  • The home you are making an application for is:

                – in need of emergency repair
                – your primary residence
               – located in Manitoba outside of First Nations communities

  • Your total gross household income is at or below the income limit set by Manitoba Housing for your community. Contact Manitoba Housing for more information about gross household income limits set for your community, and other requirements to qualify for this program.

Eligible repairs for Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for Homeowners

Homeowners may be eligible for financial assistance for the following:

  • a structural failure of any kind
  • a major plumbing leak or a failure of ater supply components (for example,pumps and tanks)
  • the failure of the main source of heat
  • severe damage to, or failure of, the building exterior of your home (for example, roof, exterior walls, windows, doors)

A program officer may visit your home to determine what emergency repairs are needed. Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for
Homeowners Helping homeowners with low income make emergency home repairs

Manitoba Emergency Repair Program

Available assistance Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for Homeowners

Up to $5,000 for eligible emergency repairs may be available to qualified homeowners. If your home is located in a northern or remote community, up to $9,000 may be available to qualified homeowners.

Manitoba Emergency Repair Program

Important notes for Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for Homeowners

  • All emergency repairs must be completed within 90 days of approval.
  • You are responsible for any repair costs that exceed the financial assistance available under the Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for Homeowners.
  • Work done before you receive program approval is not eligible for financial assistance.

How to apply for Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for Homeowners

If you want an application package, or for more information on our other repair programs, please contact Manitoba Housing or visit manitoba.ca/housing/repair.html

Manitoba Emergency Repair Program

Phone: 204-945-5566 in Winnipeg or toll-free 1-866-689-5566 outside of Winnipeg.
Email: housing@gov.mb.ca
In person: 2nd Floor – 352 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8

The Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for Homeowners is provided with financial support from the Government of Canada.

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba are a type of rental housing located on a property that normally accommodates a single-family house. It is a dwelling unit secondary to an existing primary dwelling unit and contains its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom and living area. Secondary suites can increase the number of affordable rental units available in the housing market and create more opportunities for home ownership.

The Secondary Suite program provides financial help to eligible homeowners for the construction of a secondary suite. The financial assistance is provided in the form of a forgivable loan for 50 per cent of the total construction and renovation costs, to a maximum of $35,000.

Homeowners enter into a 10-year agreement, over which time the loan is forgiven on a pro-rata basis.

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

The secondary suite can be:

in the basement or an above ground addition to the main dwelling

a garden suite which is a self-contained unit that is not attached to the principal dwelling, but built on the same property

a carriage suite or garage suite which is a self-contained unit located above or attached to the side or rear of a garage

The Secondary Suites Program is provided with the financial support from the Government of Canada.

Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba Eligibility

Program eligibility is established when the applicant, the primary dwelling, the secondary suite and costs meet the following criteria:

Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba Applicant

The applicant must own the property and live in the primary dwelling full-time where the secondary suite is to be developed. For new construction, confirmation that the applicant will own and occupy the property needs to be provided.

The applicant must be willing and able to enter into a legal agreement with Manitoba Housing and fulfill the requirements of the program.

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba Primary Dwelling


The existing primary dwelling must meet Manitoba Housing minimum safety and health standards. Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba Secondary Suite. The secondary suite must be a private, self-contained residential unit that meets all national, provincial and municipal bylaws, codes and standards. The resident(s) of the secondary suite must have an annual gross household income at or below the applicable threshold, as set out by Manitoba Housing. A lease agreement with the rental rate, at or below the maximum rental rate as set out by Manitoba Housing is required. The monthly rental charge must be inclusive of essential services (heat, water, and gas). If the owners rent out the unit to relatives and choose not to charge a monthly rent, a formal rental agreement is still required.

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba Costs


Eligible costs include the following:

  • costs associated with applying for funding, including creating drawings of the proposed construction/renovation and obtaining a building permit
  • costs associated with building the secondary suite, including material and labour costs incurred after loan approval
  • all taxes, legal costs and other costs associated with applying for and building the secondary suite that are incurred after loan approval
  • Costs associated with bringing an existing primary dwelling up to the minimum standards or to comply with municipal building codes cannot be funded by the Secondary Suites

How To Apply for Financial Assistance Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Review program information and complete the pre-application checklist

Contact us for an application and for detailed information on the program at:
Telephone: (204) 945- 5566 or
Toll Free: 1-866-689-5566 or
E-mail: housingprograms@gov.mb.ca

Secondary Suites Program Manitoba

Complete the Secondary Suites Application Form.

  • A complete application package includes the following documents:
  • Secondary Suites Program Checklists Document (PDF)
  • Secondary Suites Application Form
  • Proof of Ownership
  • Floor Plan or Engineer Drawings

Submit completed application and supporting documents to the address below:
Secondary Suites Program
Manitoba Housing
Housing Delivery Branch
200-352 Donald St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H8

Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program

Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP)

Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program allows senior homeowners age 65 and older to finance home repairs and adaptations through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government.

Under SHARP, a maximum home equity loan of $40,000 will be available to single seniors and senior couples with an annual total income of $75,000 or less, and who have a minimum of 25 per cent home equity.
Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program
Get your copy of
Directory Forgivable Canadian Real Estate Grants
now at
www.GovernmentGrantsCanada.ca


Consumer Protection Information


This new program includes consumer protection measures to ensure seniors know their rights when hiring contractors and entering into contracts. As a contractor operating in Alberta, you should be aware of the following:

SHARP will consider the reasonableness of the cost or fees to the senior for a home repair, Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program or adaptation as part of the loan approval process.
Seniors who apply to the program will have contract cancellation rights if the senior is not eligible for a loan, has not waived their right to cancel and has not accepted any of the goods or services agreed to in the contract.
All current requirements for contractors and protections afforded to consumers under the Fair Trading Act still apply.
SHARP legislation ensures consumers get the information they need when they enter into a contract by obligating contractors and suppliers to carry out specific duties.

Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program

Contractor (Supplier) Duties Under the Program

The following information summarizes contractor (supplier) duties and obligations as set out in the Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Act (Act) and the Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Regulation (Regulation). In the event of any conflict or discrepancy between the information on the Ministry of Seniors and Housing website and the Act and Regulation, the Act and Regulation shall take precedence. You are encouraged to click on the links to the Act and Regulation to verify the current information.

Before entering into a contract with a consumer, contractors (suppliers) are required to:

Advise the consumer that the Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program is available to provide home equity loans to cover the costs of home repairs, Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program or adaptations that are reasonably necessary for the maintenance, structural integrity or energy efficiency of the home or for the health, safety or mobility of the occupants.
Advise the consumer that if the consumer's application for a Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program loan to cover some, or all, of the costs of the goods and/or services agreed to in the contract is received by SHARP within 45 days of the date of the contract, that the consumer has the right to cancel the contract if:
the consumer is notified by Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program that their application for a loan is not approved, and
the consumer has not chosen to waive their cancellation rights, in writing, as authorized in the standardized written Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program statement of cancellation rights included in the contract, and
the consumer has not accepted delivery of the goods and/or provision of the services agreed to in the contract, in whole or in part.
Provide the consumer a standardized written Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program statement of cancellation rights, in the prescribed format as per the Schedule, which is included in the contract.
Refund any money paid to them by the consumer, under the contract, within 15 days if the consumer cancels the contract within 30 days of receiving notification from the Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program that the consumer is not eligible for a loan.

Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program


Method of Contract Cancellation

The notice of cancellation may be given by any means, including, but not limited to, personal service, registered mail, courier or fax, or by any other method, including orally, by which the consumer can provide evidence of the date that the consumer cancelled the contract.

Impacts of Cancellation of a Contract and Responsibility of Supplier
Cancellation of a contract in accordance with the Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Act means that the
contract

Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program

 

any related transaction
any guarantee with respect to money payable
any credit arranged by the supplier whether or not included in the contract
any security given by the consumer
is cancelled as if it never existed. When the contract is an offer to buy, the offer is withdrawn.

In the case of cancellation, any money paid to the supplier must be returned to the consumer within 15 days of the contract cancellation.

Need More Information?
If you want more information about the Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program:

Call the Service Alberta Call Centre toll free at
1-877-427-4088 or 780-427-4088 in Edmonton or
email seniorsharp@gov.ab.ca.

The information on this website is provided for your personal or
educational use only. It is not legal advice.

DISCLAIMER

We believe the information contained in this
article to be accurate.It is presented with the
understanding that we are not engaged in
rendering legal,accounting, or investment advice.

When professional assistance is required,
utilize the services of a licensed real estate
broker, lawyer, accountant,
or other consultant as may be required.

Alberta seniors home adaptation & repair program
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Grants for Alberta Disable & Senior Home Owners

RAMP – Residential Access Modification Program

RAMP is a program that helps people with
mobility challenges to modify their homes to be
more accessible.

Grants for Alberta Disable & Senior Home Owners
Get your copy of
Directory Forgivable Canadian Real Estate Grants
now at
www.GovernmentGrantsCanada.ca

Who is eligible for Grants for Alberta Disable & Senior Home Owners?

 Albertans of any age who use wheelchairs
 Seniors who use a wheelchair or four-wheel
walker
 People who have progressive neurodegenerative
diseases, including multiple
sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, ALS (Lou
Gehrig's disease), COPD (chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease), Parkinson's
disease, Alzheimer's disease, spina bifida,
spinal cord injuries, or non-recovering
stroke

  Grants for Alberta Disable & Senior Home Owners

What are the income/asset limits?

 Applicants must have a gross household
income of $36,900 or less for a single
person, or $46,500 or less for a couple
 Amount can be increased by $9,600 for
each child under 21 years of age still living
at home and attending school full-time
 Amount can be increased by $7,131 if the
family is applying for a dependent child
under 18 who uses a wheelchair
 For applicants who bought a home within
the last 24 months, property value
thresholds apply as follows:

Calgary $510,000
Edmonton $420,000
Fort McMurray $660,000
Grande Prairie $360,000
Red Deer $390,000
Lethbridge $300,000
Medicine Hat $330,000
All rural areas $276,000

Grants for Alberta Disable & Senior Home Owners

 Property threshold values are also applied
to new homes being built on previously
owned land (new house and land value
combined)

How much is the RAMP Grants for Alberta Disable & Senior Home Owners?

 Up to $7,500 per grant
 Clients can get multiple grants of up to
$15,000 in a 10-year benefit period

What modifications are eligible?

 Modifications must enable the wheelchair
user to:
o access their own living space
o move within their own living space
 For a complete list, see:
humanservices.alberta.ca/documents/rampallowable-modifications.pdf

Is the Grants for Alberta Disable & Senior Home Owners available to people who rent?

 Yes, with approval from the landlord
 Either permanent or temporary
modifications can be done with landlord
approval

 

Will RAMP fund projects that are already
finished?

 

 If the project falls within RAMP’s policy
guidelines it may be considered
 Applications should be submitted to RAMP
as soon as possible, but no later than 90
days of the project being completed

How to apply

Online application packages are available at:
humanservices.alberta.ca/ramp

More information:
Web: humanservices.alberta.ca/ramp
Phone: Edmonton local: 780-427-5760
Toll free anywhere in Alberta: 1-877-427-5760
Email: HS.RAMP@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Community and Social Services
10th floor, Milner Building
10040-104 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z2

DISCLAIMER

We believe the information contained in this
article to be accurate.It is presented with the
understanding that we are not engaged in
rendering legal,accounting, or investment advice.

When professional assistance is required,
utilize the services of a licensed real estate
broker, lawyer, accountant,
or other consultant as may be required.

Grants for Alberta Disable & Senior Home Owners
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