Staff Reporter / Wednesday, March 29, 2017 / Categories: News Home Supports Increased in Nova Scotia More seniors, low-income homeowners and people with disabilities in Nova Scotia will be able to remain in their homes longer thanks to significant improvements to existing home repair and adaptation programs. Housing Nova Scotia and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation are investing $7.8 million to give Nova Scotians more access to affordable housing and to support independent living. The investment more than doubles the funding that was previously available. The funding announced today will go toward three existing programs: • Homeowner Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program, an additional $6.9 million • Emergency Repair Program, $800,000 • Access-A-Home, $100,000. The funding is cost-shared 50/50 between the federal government and Nova Scotia. Homeowners may be eligible for financial assistance based on their household income and, in some cases, the value and location of their home. Eligible repairs may include structural, electrical, plumbing, heating and fire safety. The funding announced today is through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement. Under the agreement, the provincial and federal governments each contributed $21.4 million, a total of $42.8 million, for existing affordable housing and repair programs. For more information about Housing Nova Scotia's repair and adaptation programs homeowners can call 1-844-424-5110. Print 1655 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Housing Nova Scotia Please login or register to post comments.