Disabled Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Landlords
The Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) for Persons with Disabilities offers financial assistance to landlords to undertake accessibility work to modify dwellings occupied or intended for occupancy by persons with disabilities. Funding is provided jointly by the Government of Canada (50%) and the Province of Nova Scotia (50%).
Financial Assistance Available
Maximum Loan Forgiveness:
- Homeowner or Rooming House -$16,000
- Self contained rental until - $24,000
Forgivable Assistance for Landlords
One hundred percent forgiveness is available for accessibility modifications up to the maximum loan on units occupied by tenants with incomes at or below the HILS (Household Income Limits).
For rooming houses, the assistance is available on bed units with rents below established levels.
Landlords must enter into an agreement stating that the units will continue to be affordable to tenants with incomes below established income ceilings.
Properties must meet minimum health and safety standards.
Landlords may apply:
- for modifications to units occupied by tenants with incomes below the income thresholds;
- for assistance if they own a rooming house with rents below established levels.
Modifications must be related to housing and be reasonably related to the disabled occupant's disability.
Work carried out before the RRAP loan is approved in writing is not eligible.
Contact the nearest Housing Services office of the Department of Community Services.