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.

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