If you are planning a renovation and are wondering what Canadian home repair grants may be available to you, continue reading. The Canadian government offers a number of financial programs depending on the type of renovation that you are doing, from GST/HST rebates, forgivable loans for those living on reserve, rebates for making your home greener, and assistance for people with family members with disabilities. If you or a family member has a mobility challenge, you may find that the installation of sliding shelves could be of great benefit. If you would like to learn more about how your kitchen could become more accessible, contact DIY Shelfworks.
Canadian Home Repair Grants
There are a number of Canadian home repair grants and rebates that you may not be aware of. The following will help you determine if you qualify and how to apply for this helpful assistance.
The government of Canada’s new housing rebate enables you to receive some of the goods and services tax or the federal part of the harmonized sales tax back that you paid for a new or substantially renovated home that you are going to use as your (or your relation’s) primary place of residence. You may also be eligible to receive the provincial part of the HST through other provincial new housing rebates.
Who Is Eligible?
You may be eligible to receive a rebate for some of the GST/HST that you paid for the purchase or renovation costs if:
- You purchased new housing or substantially renovated housing
- You constructed or substantially renovated your own home
- And You plan to use it as your or your relation’s primary residence
- And the fair market value or your home after construction or renovation is less than $450,000
Please note: this rebate is not available to corporations or partnerships.
For more information on the GST/HST New Housing Rebate, click here.
– Up to $60,000 Loan
RRAP is a financial assistance program that offers a forgivable loan of up to $60,000 per unit to First Nations and First Nation members to repair a substandard home to a minimum level of health and safety. If you live in a northern or remote area, your loan may be increased by an additional 25%.
Who Is Eligible?
- If you are First Nations or an individual First Nation member AND
- You require major repairs to your home AND
- Your total household income is below the established income threshold for your area
What Work Qualifies?
Your home must be in need of the basic facilities or requires major repair in one or more of the following areas:
- fire safety
Please Note: Any work that was completed before an application was approved will not be eligible.
For more information on the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) On-Reserve:
CMHC Green Home offers qualified borrowers a premium refund of up to 25% when they buy, build, or renovate a home for energy efficiency using CMHC-insured financing.
Who Is Eligible?
There are two different levels of refund. You may be eligible for a partial mortgage loan insurance premium refund of 15% if your home falls under the following building standards:
Built Green™ (National)
ENERGY STAR® (National)
LEED Canada for Homes (National)
Power Smart for New Homes (MB)
You may be eligible for a partial mortgage loan insurance premium refund of 25% if your home’s building standard is R-2000.
Please note: If your home was not built under the above building standards they still may qualify. They would need to be assessed by an NRCan qualified energy advisor and also have a qualifying energy rating.
For more information on CMHC Green Home, click here.
Download the Application Form here.
Modification Program – Up to $15,000
The Ontario Home and Vehicle Modification Program, through the March of Dimes Canada, provides financial assistance to eligible individuals and families with members who have disabilities that restrict their mobility to enable them to continue living safely in their home. The maximum government contribution for home modifications is $15,000 per person.
- Ontario permanent residents AND
- persons with substantial impairment that is ongoing and is expected to last a year or more, caused by bodily injury, birth defects, or illness AND
- the impairment impedes mobility and restricts your daily activities
The following document will help you further determine if you have a qualifying condition. The Service Coordinator will determine if you meet those conditions: Program Guidelines.
What Work Qualifies?
- Design schematics and professional fees of contractors, architects, etc. needed to construct or install the modifications
- The equipment and supplies needed for the approved modifications
- The installation of any equipment or the approved structural alteration of the home
- Training on the use of equipment installed.
For more information on the Home and Vehicle Modification Program, click here.
DIY Shelfworks – Makes Your Home Accessible
If you are having challenges accessing things in the cupboards of your home, contact DIY Shelfworks. Our easy to use and easy to install pull-out shelves will make getting things in your cupboard a breeze, even from a seated position. Place your order today and see how simple it is to reach every item in your kitchen cabinets. If you would like to have your sliding shelves installed for you, contact our partners at Gliding Shelf Solutions. If you would like to see how easy it is to install our shelves yourself, you can watch the following videos.
How To Install On A Base or Full Shelf
How To Install On An Upper Shelf
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