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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.

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.
 

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.