Funding and Grants
There are a variety of grants and funding available to help pay for all or a portion of for our pull out shelves through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and March of Dimes Canada.
CMHC has 2 funding programs available: one for seniors and one for individuals living with disabilities or landlords who want to make their units more accessible.
March of Dimes also offers grants for home accessibility renovations.
For seniors The Ontario Ministry of Finance offers the following program:
The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a permanent, refundable Personal Income Tax credit that assists with the cost of permanent home modifications that improve accessibility or help a senior be more functional or mobile at home. The credit is worth up to $1,500 each year (15% of up to $10,000). For more information, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance website:
For seniors CMHC offers the following program:
For individuals living with disabilities or landlords who want to adapt their units for accessibility CMHC offers the following program:
Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities (RRAP — Disabilities) offers financial assistance of up to $16,000 forgivable loan for renovations to modify a home and/or unit to make a property more accessible to persons with disabilities. These modifications are intended to eliminate physical barriers, imminent safety risks and improve the ability to meet the demands of daily living within the home. Limit on household income varies depending on family size and location. For more information and/or to apply for this program please visit CMHC’s website: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/prfinas/prfinas_003.cfm
March of Dimes Canada also offers grants for home modifications for those living with disabilities.
Their Home & Vehicle Modification® Program provides funding for basic home adaptations of up to $15,000 lifetime maximum for home modifications. By reducing or eliminating life safety risks, these modifications enable children and adults with mobility restrictions to continue living in their homes and stay in their communities. Consumers who meet program criteria can apply for grant funding. For more information and/or to apply for this program please visit the March of Dimes Canada
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