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Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence (HASI) Program On-Reserve

What is the HASI Program On-Reserve?

HASI On-Reserve helps First Nations and First Nation members pay for minor home adaptations to on-reserve properties to extend the time seniors can live in their own homes independently.

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Who is Eligible?

First Nations and First Nation members living on-reserve may qualify for assistance as long as the occupant of the dwelling where the adaptations will be made meets the following eligibility criteria:

  • is 65 and over;
  • has difficulty with daily living activities brought on by ageing;
  • total household income is at or below a specified limit;
  • dwelling unit is a permanent residence.

What assistance is available?

Assistance is a forgivable loan of up to $10,000*. The loan does not have to be repaid as long as the occupant agrees to continue to occupy the unit for six months following the completion of the adaptation work.

*For northern or remote areas the maximum total amount may be increased by an additional 25 percent.

What adaptations can be done?

The adaptations should be minor items that meet the needs of seniors with an age-related disability. They could be:

  • handrails;
  • easy-to-reach work and storage areas in the kitchen;
  • lever handles on doors;
  • walk-in showers with grab bars;
  • bathtub grab bars and seats.

All adaptations should be permanent and fixed to the dwelling.

Important: any work carried out before application is approved in writing is not eligible.

Where can I get more information?

Contact your CMHC Consultant or local CMHC office. You can also contact CMHC at 1-800-668-2642.



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