Supportive housing for seniors and people with disabilities

There are two programs available to seniors and people with disabilities who need support to continue living independently. Seniors Supportive Housing provides housing for those individuals who need some assistance, while Assisted Living is for individuals who require more assistance, but not 24-hour institutional care.

PROGRAM   ELIGIBILITY  
                                                                                             
Seniors' Supportive Housing
Provides specially modified rental homes, in selected subsidized housing developments, primarily to low-income seniors and people with disabilities who need some assistance in order to continue to live independently. Support services inlcude 24-hour response, light housekeeping, meals, and social and recreational activities.
  • Low-income senior who would benefit from an accessible home
  • Requires some support services to continue to live independently
  • Able to manage own lifestyle
Subsidized Assisted Living For seniors and people with disabilities who require some support, but do not need 24-hour institutional care. Offers a middle option to bridge the gap between home care and residential care by providing accommodation; hospitality services such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, recreational opportunities and 24-hour response; and personal care services such as assistance with grooming, mobility and medications. Eligible seniors pay 70% of their after-tax income to live in these units.
  • In need of additional support to remain independent
  • Candidates must first be assessed, then referred through their local health authority.