Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) - Program Overview

The Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) Program provides financial assistance in the form of a grant to eligible low-income households to complete home adaptations which will allow them to continue living independently in their home.

IMPORTANT: HAFI no longer accepting applications

BC Housing is not accepting new Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) applications. This is to support public health and safety during the COVID-19 crisis. The risk of spreading the virus will be reduced by limiting potential interactions from renovation project estimates and meetings.

  • Approved HAFI applications are granted extensions until June 30, 2020
  • HAFI applications on hold have until June 30, 2020 to submit required documents

For information about a current application, please contact our office toll-free 1-800-257-7756 or 604-433-2218.

General Criteria

To be eligible, you must be a British Columbia resident with limited income and assets. You or someone in your household must have a permanent disability or loss of ability. The adaptations requested must support accessibility and promote continued safe and independent living.

Eligible households include Homeowners and joint applications from Tenants & Landlords. 

Program Overview

If you’re eligible, you could receive a grant for up to $17,500 for eligible adaptations, calculated as follows:

  • 100% grant for adaptations up to and including $15,000
  • 50% cost share on an additional $5,000 of adaptations ($2,500 grant, $2,500 your portion)

The maximum total lifetime grant is $17,500 per household/unit (Effective for funding provided after April 1, 2019). For Tenant & Landlord applications, other restrictions apply.

Examples

Cost of Adaptations Grant 100% Grant at 50% Total Grant Your portion
$8,000 $8,000   $8,000 $0
$15,000 $15,000   $15,000 $0
$17,000 $15,000 $1,000 $16,000 $1000
$22,000 $15,000 $2,500 $17,500 (max) $4,500

As funding is limited, fully completed applications with all supporting documents are reviewed on a first-come-first served basis. Effective April 2019, the HAFI Program has a lifetime funding maximum. Please take this into consideration when selecting which adaptations, you wish to have completed.